noun see grandiose

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • grandioseness — See grandiosely. * * * …   Universalium

  • grandioseness — noun The state or condition of being grandiose. Syn: grandiosity …   Wiktionary

  • grandioseness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Boastful self importance or display: grandiosity, ostentation, pomposity, pompousness, pretension, pretentiousness. See PLAIN …   English dictionary for students

  • grandioseness — n. magnificence; grandeur, splendor; overly formal or pompous manner; flamboyance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • grandioseness — gran·di·ose·ness …   English syllables

  • grandioseness — noun ( es) : grandiosity …   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

  • 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

  • affectation — Synonyms and related words: Barnumism, Gongorism, act, acting, action, actions, activity, acts, address, affectedness, air, airs, appearance, artfulness, artifice, artificiality, attitudinizing, bearing, bedizenment, behavior, behavior pattern,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • big talk — Synonyms and related words: Barnumism, affectation, aggrandizement, amplification, ballyhoo, bedizenment, blowing up, bullshit, bunk, bunkum, burlesque, caricature, convolution, dilatation, dilation, enhancement, enlargement, exaggerating,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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