Adjective(1) impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval(2) affectedly genteel
(1) He thought and wrote in grandiose terms, in a style that has now gone out of fashion, and that would be censored by our scientific journals!(2) Though the facade was listed and couldn't be altered, the inside had not been decorated in the grandiose style of some of its neighbours.(3) The latest in a long line of grandiose schemes that have promised to revitalise the city are taking the first steps towards becoming a reality this week.(4) So much for grandiose plans to transform Europe into the world's most dynamic and competitive economy by 2010.(5) In the process, what was a simple shrine became a grandiose temple.(6) Where better to locate a grandiose businessman with small-town pretensions, brazen ambition and borderline criminality?(7) A few steps and a porch with classical columns lead to the outer storm doors which themselves in turn open on to an grandiose entrance vestibule.(8) And he has grandiose plans for a multi-million pound visitor centre that would be the last word in UFOs and the paranormal.(9) Most grandiose of all was his plan to convert a small fishing village called Jerudong into a playground both for the royal family and tourists.(10) Bach came of age as a Lutheran composer at the height of the baroque period, a time of grandiose , richly ornamented architecture and music.(11) Here, Lizzie pretends to be Isabella at an outrageously grandiose dress designer's studio.(12) It is likely that the government had grandiose plans for that region.(13) Sure, the trick may have been done before, but never has it been done on such a grandiose scale.(14) We always tend to forget the simple fact that we can make no progress if a majority of us remain unaffected by our grandiose developmental efforts.(15) On the one hand we are told about grandiose plans for city status, an arena, a redeveloped theatre complex, a new cultural quarter and links to the Tube.(16) Don't be discouraged when your grandiose plans fail on the first attempt.
1. magnificent ::
2. ambitious ::
3. highfalutin ::
1. humble ::
2. unimpressive ::
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