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grandiose

Pronunciation: /ˈgrændiəʊs/

Translation of grandiose in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (pretentious) [claim/scheme/notion] fatuo, presuntuoso; [speech] altisonante, grandilocuente
    Example sentences
    • Though the facade was listed and couldn't be altered, the inside had not been decorated in the grandiose style of some of its neighbours.
    • They built extravagant houses, opened grandiose museums and spent not just one, but several, fortunes on art.
    • As the claimant to China's political and cultural heritage, they have built in a grandiose classical style.
    Example sentences
    • If nothing else, this current council has shown that it is incapable of spending public money wisely once it's swept up in a grandiose plan.
    • On the one hand we are told about grandiose plans for city status, an arena, a redeveloped theatre complex, a new cultural quarter and links to the Tube.
    • We are well aware of the grandiose plans that are conjured, supported and implemented by politicians on entering office.
    1.2 (large-scale, impressive) grandioso, imponente

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