Simple Definition of grandiose
: seeming to be impressive or intended to be impressive but not really possible or practical
Examples of grandiose
He was full of grandiose ideas.
<a grandiose plan to upgrade the entire interstate highway system in 10 years>
Origin of grandiose
French, from Italian grandioso, from grande great, from Latin grandis
First Known Use: 1838
Synonym Discussion of grandiose
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Definition of grandiose
: overly grand or exaggerated <He would … fire his warriors with grandiose schemes and wild ideas. — Brian Jacques, Redwall>
Medical Definition of grandiose
: characterized by affectation of grandeur or splendor or by absurd exaggeration <a paranoid patient with grandiose delusions>
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