grandiose


gran·di·ose

adjective \ˈgran-dē-ˌōs, ˌgran-dē-ˈ\

: seeming to be impressive or intended to be impressive but not really possible or practical

Full Definition of GRANDIOSE

1
:  characterized by affectation of grandeur or splendor or by absurd exaggeration
2
:  impressive because of uncommon largeness, scope, effect, or grandeur
gran·di·ose·ly adverb
gran·di·ose·ness noun
gran·di·os·i·ty \ˌgran-dē-ˈä-sə-tē\ noun

Examples of GRANDIOSE

  1. He was full of grandiose ideas.
  2. <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

gran·di·ose

adjective \ˈgran-dē-ˌōs, ˌgran-dē-ˈ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GRANDIOSE

: characterized by affectation of grandeur or splendor or by absurd exaggeration <a paranoid patient with grandiose delusions>
gran·di·ose·ly adverb
gran·di·os·i·ty \ˌgran-dē-ˈäs-ət-ē\ noun, plural gran·di·os·i·ties

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