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Wordnet 3.0


1. impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval;

2. affectedly genteel;
[syn: grandiose, hifalutin, highfalutin, highfaluting, hoity-toity, la-di-da]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grandiose \Gran"di*ose"\, a. [F. grandiose, It. grandioso. See Grand.] 1. Impressive or elevating in effect; imposing; splendid; striking; -- in a good sense. [1913 Webster] The tone of the parts was to be perpetually kept down in order not to impair the grandiose effect of the whole. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] The grandiose red tulips which grow wild. --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterized by affectation of grandeur or splendor; flaunting; turgid; bombastic; -- in a bad sense; as, a grandiose style. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

grandiose adj 1: impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval 2: affectedly genteel [syn: grandiose, hifalutin, highfalutin, highfaluting, hoity-toity, la-di-da]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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