Grandiose

Definition of Grandiose

Gran´di`ose´
a.1.Impressive or elevating in effect; imposing; splendid; striking; - in a good sense.
The tone of the parts was to be perpetually kept down in order not to impair the grandiose effect of the whole.
- M. Arnold.
The grandiose red tulips which grow wild.
- C. Kingsley.
2.Characterized by affectation of grandeur or splendor; flaunting; turgid; bombastic; - in a bad sense; as, a grandiose style.

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