grandiose

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French grandiose, from Italian grandioso, from Latin grandis (great, grand) (English grand). Doublet of grandioso.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡɹæn.diˈəʊs/, /ˈɡɹæn.di.əʊs/
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  • Rhymes: -əʊs

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grandiose (comparative more grandiose, superlative most grandiose)

  1. Large and impressive, in size, scope or extent.
    • 2019 March 6, Nalini Mohabir, “Renaming the Cook Islands would be a vital step towards true independence”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Independence does not need to be a grandiose process of disconnection and severing ties.
  2. Pompous or pretentious.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian grandioso.

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grandiose (plural grandioses)

  1. grandiose

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German[edit]

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grandiose

  1. inflection of grandios:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian[edit]

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grandiose f pl

  1. feminine plural of grandioso

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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grandiose

  1. definite singular/plural of grandios

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grandiose

  1. definite singular/plural of grandios