Definition of grandiose
- They did not believe his grandiose claims.
- had grandiose plans for the city
He was full of grandiose ideas.
a grandiose plan to upgrade the entire interstate highway system in 10 years
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First Known Use: 1818See Words from the same year
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having a quality expressive of sadness
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