Grandiose Definition

grăndē-ōs, grăndē-ōs
Having grandeur or magnificence; imposing; impressive.
Webster's New World
Characterized by greatness of scope or intent; grand.
A grandiose plan to develop the city's waterfront.
American Heritage
Seeming or trying to seem very important; pompous and showy.
Webster's New World

Origin of Grandiose

  • From French grandiose, from Italian grandioso, from Latin grandis (“great, grand”) (English grand).

    From Wiktionary

  • French from Italian grandioso from grande great from Latin grandis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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