grandiosity : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
    the grandiosity of his prose

  • The new Scarface is at bottom a bitter comedy about the perils of drug abuse, and De Palma directs his actors to play at the pitch of gross grandiosity but at the pace of a .
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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.
    June 9, 2013 - The Commercial Dispatch

  • Stephen Barrett in USA Today
    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 grandiosityand little scientific basis, Barrett said.
  • Garrison Keillor in Times Online (blog)
    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."
  • Shami Chakrabarti in Independent
    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...

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