- Grandeur is defined as magnificence, something very impressive and amazing, high moral character or intellectual greatness.
An example of grandeur is the look and design of the Palace of Versailles or other old famous castles.
grandeur definition by Webster's New World
- splendor; magnificence
- moral or intellectual greatness; nobility
Origin: French ; from grand: see grand
grandeur definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The quality or condition of being grand; magnificence: “The world is charged with the grandeur of God” (Gerard Manley Hopkins).
- Nobility or greatness of character.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from grand, great, from Latin grandis.
grandeur - Ologies & -Isms Definition
See also size.megalomania 1. Psychiatry. a form of mental illness marked by delusions of greatness, wealth, or power. 2. an obsession with doing extravagant or grand things. —megalomaniac, n. —megalomaniacal, adj. paranoia Psychiatry. a slowly progressive personality disorder marked by delusions, especially of persecution and grandeur. —paranoid, paranoiac, adj.