grandiose Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"grandiose" in British English

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grandioseadjective

uk   /ˈɡræn.di.əʊs/  us   /-oʊs/ disapproving
larger and ​containing more ​detail than ​necessary, or ​intended to ​seemimportant or ​great: grandiose schemes/designs/ideas for making ​money
(Definition of grandiose from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grandiose" in American English

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grandioseadjective

 us   /ˈɡræn·diˌoʊs, ˌɡræn·diˈoʊs/
very ​large or ​wonderful, or ​intended to ​seemgreat and ​important: grandiose ​buildings grandiose ​plans
(Definition of grandiose from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “grandiose”
in Spanish grandioso, imponente, ambicioso…
in Vietnamese vĩ đại…
in Malaysian terlalu hebat…
in Thai ยิ่งใหญ่…
in French grandiose…
in German großartig…
in Chinese (Simplified) 夸大的,不切实际的, 华而不实的…
in Turkish görkemli, şaşaalı, tantanalı…
in Russian грандиозный…
in Indonesian hebat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 誇大的,不切實際的, 華而不實的…
in Polish ambitny, wielki…
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