grandeur

[ gran-jer, -joor ]
/ ˈgræn dʒər, -dʒʊər /

noun

the quality or state of being impressive or awesome: the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains.
the quality or state of being lofty or elevated in conception or treatment: the grandeur of a prose style.
the quality or state of being exalted in some deliberate way: the grandeur of a royal court.
an instance of something that is grand: the grandeurs of Rembrandt's paintings.

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Origin of grandeur

1490–1500; < French, Old French, equivalent to grand- grand + -eur -or1
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British Dictionary definitions for grandeur

grandeur
/ (ˈɡrændʒə) /

noun

personal greatness, esp when based on dignity, character, or accomplishments
magnificence; splendour
pretentious or bombastic behaviour
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