gran·di·ose (grăndē-ōs′, grăn′dē-ōs)
1. Characterized by greatness of scope or intent; grand: a grandiose plan to develop the city's waterfront.
2. Characterized by excessive self-importance or affected grandeur; pompous: "It's important ... for judges not to be rattled by political attacks into grandiose assertions of judicial supremacy" (Jeffrey Rosen).
[French, from Italian grandioso, from grande, great, from Latin grandis.]
gran′di·osi·ty (-ŏsĭ-tē) n.
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