Definition of Grandiosity

1. Noun. High-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation. "An excessive ornateness of language"

Exact synonyms: Grandiloquence, Magniloquence, Ornateness, Rhetoric
Specialized synonyms: Flourish, Blah, Bombast, Claptrap, Fustian, Rant
Generic synonyms: Expressive Style, Style
Derivative terms: Grandiloquent, Grandiose, Magniloquent, Ornate



Definition of Grandiosity

1. n. The state or quality of being grandiose,

Definition of Grandiosity

1. Noun. The state of being grandiose (pompous or pretentious). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grandiosity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grandiosity

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grandiloquences
grandiloquent
grandiloquently
grandiloquism
grandiloquisms
grandiloquous
grandiose
grandiose delusion
grandiose delusions
grandiose type of paranoid disorder
grandiosely
grandioseness
grandiosenesses
grandiosities
grandiosity (current term)
grandioso
grandiosos
grandity
grandkid
grandkids
grandly
grandma
grandmama
grandmamas
grandmamma
grandmammas
grandmammies
grandmammy
grandmas

Literary usage of Grandiosity

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"2. grandiosity (gran-di-os'i-ti), n. [< F. grandi- osite (= Sp. grandiosidad = Pg. grandiosidade), < It. grandiosità, < grandioso, grandiose : see grandiose ..."

2. Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Coexisting Mental Illness and by Richard Ries (1996)
"grandiositygrandiosity is minimizing or maximizing the significance of an issue, and it justifies not solving the problem. For example: "I was too scared ..."

3. New Essays Towards a Critical Method by John Mackinnon Robertson (1897)
"The grandiosity. Simplicity of beings. Beauty of places and things. ... grandiosity. PHYSIOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION. Probable predominance, in the ..."

4. Substance Abuse, Disability, and Vocational Rehabilitation edited by David J. Mactas (2000)
"Does the person's grandiosity serve to mask low self-esteem? • Does the person feel competent to take control of life issues? Many people accept the label ..."

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