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Definition of Grandiose

Grandiose

  1. Impressive or elevating in effect; imposing; splendid; striking; -- in a good sense.
  2. Characterized by affectation of grandeur or splendor; flaunting; turgid; bombastic; -- in a bad sense; as, a grandiose style.

Grandiose Quotations

America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.
Sigmund Freud

You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.
Charles Bukowski

The ode lives upon the ideal, the epic upon the grandiose, the drama upon the real.
Victor Hugo

The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo.
Soren Kierkegaard

Although I adore the Italian High Renaissance, I'd rather look at Mannerism. The former is ordered, integrated, otherworldly, and grandiose; it leaves you feeling hungry for something flawed and of-the-flesh.
Jerry Saltz
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Grandiose Translations

grandiose in Dutch is groots, grandioos, overweldigend
grandiose in French is grandiose
grandiose in Spanish is grandioso

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