Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being grandiose.

Etymologies

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grandiose +‎ -ness

Examples

  • What a marvel is such a city! it is a strange thing that this grandioseness and this burlesque should be amicable neighbors, that all this majesty should not be thrown into disorder by all this parody, and that the same mouth can today blow into the trump of the Judgment Day, and tomorrow into the reed-flute!

    Les Miserables

  • Maybe not nearly to the degree or grandioseness that he would like to make himself appear to be.

    CNN Transcript Mar 28, 2006

  • RICARDO CHAVIRA, ACTOR: As long as we ` re not over glamorous with it, or not kind of insane with the kind of grandioseness of what this can be.

    CNN Transcript Sep 19, 2005

  • What a marvel is such a city! it is a strange thing that this grandioseness and this burlesque should be amicable neighbors, that all this majesty should not be thrown into disorder by all this parody, and that the same mouth can to-day blow into the trump of the Judgment Day, and to-morrow into the reed-flute!

    Les Miserables, Volume III, Marius

  • What a marvel is such a city! it is a strange thing that this grandioseness and this burlesque should be amicable neighbors, that all this majesty should not be thrown into disorder by all this parody, and that the same mouth can to-day blow into the trump of the

    Les Misérables

  • TOD have always been heavily prone to grandioseness.

    Drowned In Sound // Feed

  • Not because of the special effects, but the overall emotion of the scene was harder to engage in because of the grandioseness of the fight.

    iProng Magazine

  • I think a measure of being a good villain is grandioseness.

    Pretty, Fizzy Paradise

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