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grand

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3 not lacking any part or member that properly belongs to it

  • the grand total comes to $350
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4 of a size greater than average of its kind

  • in the grand ring of the three-ring circus stood the lion tamer himself
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5 of high birth, rank, or station

  • everyone wanted to be seen with Palm Beach society's grand dame
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6 of the very best kind

  • that picnic in the mountains was simply grand
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out of this world, too much

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grand, magnificent, imposing, stately, majestic, grandiose mean large and impressive. grand adds to greatness of size the implications of handsomeness and dignity.
    • a grand staircase
magnificent implies an impressive largeness proportionate to scale without sacrifice of dignity or good taste.
    • magnificent paintings
imposing implies great size and dignity but especially stresses impressiveness.
    • an imposing edifice
stately may suggest poised dignity, erectness of bearing, handsomeness of proportions, ceremonious deliberation of movement.
    • the stately procession
majestic combines the implications of imposing and stately and usually adds a suggestion of solemn grandeur.
    • a majestic waterfall
grandiose implies a size or scope exceeding ordinary experience
    • grandiose hydroelectric projects
but is most commonly applied derogatorily to inflated pretension or absurd exaggeration.
    • grandiose schemes


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