- 1.1 (pretentious) [claim/scheme/notion] fatuo, presuntuoso; [speech] altisonante, grandilocuenteMore example sentences
More example sentences1.2 (large-scale, impressive) grandioso, imponente
- 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.
- 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.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Did you know that the primary meaning of almuerzo is lunch? It is used only in this sense in most of Latin America. In Spain and Mexico, where comida is the usual word for lunch, almuerzo can also be a mid-morning snack.