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Synonyms for grandiose
ˈgræn diˌoʊsgrandiose

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grandioseadjective

    impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval

    Synonyms:
    hifalutin, hoity-toity, highfalutin, la-di-da, highfaluting

    Antonyms:
    unpretentious, unimpressive

  2. grandiose, hifalutin, highfalutin, highfaluting, hoity-toity, la-di-daadjective

    affectedly genteel

    Synonyms:
    hifalutin, hoity-toity, highfalutin, la-di-da, highfaluting

    Antonyms:
    unpretentious, unimpressive

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grandioseadjective

    Synonyms:
    impressing, imposing, bombastic, turgid, declamatory, grandiloquent

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  1. List of paraphrases for "grandiose":

    pompous, grand, presumptuous, magnificent, pretentious

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How to use grandiose in a sentence?

  1. Fernando Meirelles:

    Athens was about the classics, Beijing was grandiose and muscular, London was smart, and ours - ours will be cool.

  2. Stephen Jay Gould:

    “I emphatically do not assert the general ‘truth’ of this philosophy of punctuational change. Any attempt to support the exclusive validity of such a grandiose notion would border on the nonsensical.”

  3. Francisco Toledo:

    My father had grandiose plans for me ; he wanted me to be Benito Juarez.

  4. Charles Bukowski:

    You begin saving the world by saving one person at a time all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.

  5. Fawn M. Brodie:

    Richard Nixon lied to gain love, to shore up his grandiose fantasies, to bolster his ever-wavering sense of identity. He lied in attack, hoping to win and always he lied, and this most aggressively, to deny that he lied.

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