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GRANDIOSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does grandiose mean? 

GRANDIOSE (adjective)
  The adjective GRANDIOSE has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: GRANDIOSE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GRANDIOSE (adjective)


Sense 1grandiose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval

Similar:

impressive (making a strong or vivid impression)


Sense 2grandiose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Affectedly genteel

Synonyms:

hifalutin; highfalutin; highfaluting; hoity-toity; la-di-da; grandiose

Similar:

pretentious (making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction)


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