- 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.
- splendor; magnificence
- moral or intellectual greatness; nobility
Origin of grandeurFrench ; from grand: see grand
- 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 of grandeurMiddle English, from Old French, from grand, great, from Latin grandis.
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.