- 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.
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