adverb see grandiose

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  • grandiosely — grandiose ► ADJECTIVE 1) impressive or magnificent, especially pretentiously so. 2) conceived on a very ambitious scale. DERIVATIVES grandiosely adverb grandiosity noun. ORIGIN Italian grandioso, from grande grand …   English terms dictionary

  • grandiosely — See grandiose. * * * …   Universalium

  • grandiosely — adverb In a grandiose manner …   Wiktionary

  • grandiosely — adv. in a pompous manner; grandly, in an impressive manner; flamboyantly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • grandiosely — gran·di·ose·ly …   English syllables

  • grandiosely — adverb in a grandiose manner the building was bombastically spacious • Syn: ↑bombastically • Derived from adjective: ↑grandiose …   Useful english dictionary

  • grandiose — grandiosely, adv. grandioseness, grandiosity /gran dee os i tee/, n. /gran dee ohs /, adj. 1. affectedly grand or important; pompous: grandiose words. 2. more complicated or elaborate than necessary; overblown: a grandiose scheme. 3. grand in an… …   Universalium

  • bombastically — adverb 1. in a turgid manner he lectured bombastically about his theories • Syn: ↑turgidly • Derived from adjective: ↑bombastic, ↑turgid (for: ↑turgidly) 2. in a gra …   Useful english dictionary

  • grandiose — adjective Etymology: French, from Italian grandioso, from grande great, from Latin grandis Date: 1838 1. characterized by affectation of grandeur or splendor or by absurd exaggeration 2. impressive because of uncommon largeness, scope, effect, or …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Alfred the Great — Infobox British Royalty|Monarch name =Alfred the Great title =King of the Anglo Saxons caption =Statue of Alfred the Great, Winchester reign =23 April 871 ndash; 26 October 899 predecessor =Æthelred of Wessex successor =Edward the Elder issue… …   Wikipedia

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