Grandiose

Gran"di*ose"

(?), a. [F. grandiose, It. grandioso. See Grand.] 1. Impressive or elevating in effect; imposing; splendid; striking; -- in a good sense.
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The tone of the parts was to be perpetually kept down in order not to impair the grandiose effect of the whole.
M. Arnold.
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The grandiose red tulips which grow wild.
C. Kingsley.
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2. Characterized by affectation of grandeur or splendor; flaunting; turgid; bombastic; -- in a bad sense; as, a grandiose style.
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