grandiosity grandiosity

Definition(s):

  • (n) high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation

Usage(s):

  1. To list the traits of the narcissist is enough to prove the point: grandiosity, numbness to the needs and pain of others, emotional isolation, resentment and envy.
  2. But grandiosity and impulsiveness can also be self-limiting, and lead to smaller-bore crimes that don't require the patience and plotting of a Ponzi scheme.
  3. In fact, grandiosity was part of the job description for pharaohs.

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    Monikers like “The Sultan of Swat,” “The Rocket,” and “The Human Highlight Film” captured the grandiosity and the explosiveness of each of their owners.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Commercial Dispatch

Quotes

  1. "I think that the people who promote these things, they're here to save the world and they preach and they're the Messiah (of health). Their personalities and characters have all sorts of grandiosity" and little scientific basis, Barrett said.
    on Jun 6, 2004 By: Stephen Barrett Source: USA Today

  2. On the front page of the New York Times Book Review, Garrison Keillor said Lévy had "the grandiosity of a college sophomore, a student padding out a term paper."
    on Dec 28, 2009 By: Garrison Keillor Source: Times Online (blog)

  3. Shami Chakrabarti, the director of the civil rights group Liberty, said: "The sheer grandiosity of the Prime Minister's ID card ambitions comes as little surprise. As public confidence in the Government's respect for our privacy wanes, the proposed...
    on Feb 20, 2007 By: Shami Chakrabarti Source: Independent

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