grandiose grandiose  /ˌɡræn di ˈoʊs/


  1. (adj) impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval
  2. (adj) affectedly genteel


  • The grandiose plans for the Metro Rail was laid asunder with the spiralling costs of steel in the international markets.


  1. Omaha's best French toast is ...

    French toast is best when it's kept somewhere between bare bones and grandiose, between soft and crisp, between sweet and savory. It can be challenging to find the perfect combination.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Omaha World-Herald

  2. People make the Great River Road complete

    LYNXVILLE — A drive along Wisconsin’s Great River Road reveals steep bluffs, several species of water fowl and, of course, the Mississippi River. The drive provides stunning views and offers a topography more grandiose than a trip along the Wisconsin River. But here’s a tip to elevate your experience along Highway 35 on our state’s western river bank: Get out of your car or off your motorcycle ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: La Crosse Tribune

  3. Building a work of art

    JOSHUA TREE — Some of the most grandiose and uncanny pieces of desert art aren’t hanging in local homes. They are the homes.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Hi-Desert Star


  1. "We have grandiose plans and they are absolutely realistic," Putin said, speaking hours after the military announced the successful test firing of a Topol intercontinental ballistic missile.
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Vladimir Putin Source:

  2. "It's a grandiose victory," Social Democratic chairman and former Premier Jiri Paroubek said.
    on Oct 18, 2008 By: Jiri Paroubek Source: FOXNews

  3. "It was a grandiose performance by our young team against a very good, experienced England team," said Germany coach Joachim Loew (via Yahoo!). "It was first class and a lot of fun to watch."
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Joachim Loew Source: Zimbio

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