Grandiose - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡrændioʊs|  American pronunciation of the word grandiose
Brit.  |ˈɡrandɪəʊs|  British pronunciation of the word grandiose

adjective

- impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval
- affectedly genteel (syn: hifalutin, highfalutin, highfaluting, hoity-toity, la-di-da)

Examples

He was full of grandiose ideas.

...a grandiose plan to upgrade the entire interstate highway system in 10 years...

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