Origin of grandiose
Examples from the Web for grandiose
I suspect he chose the Dred Scott comparison precisely because of its overblown, grandiose nature.The Right Wing Screams for the Wambulance Over Gay Marriage Ruling|Walter Olson|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Months after his arrest, he was online acting out a grandiose identity.The U.S. Veteran and Wisconsin Boy Who Went to Fight ISIS in Syria|Jacob Siegel|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It did not feature outsized personalities or grandiose schemes.Virginia’s Ex-Governor Is a Political Crook For Our Times|Ben Jacobs|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Songs about grandiose generalities are well and good; that's what a lot of pop music consists of.Remembering Weezer’s ‘The Blue Album,’ A Garage Rock Classic, on Its 20th Anniversary|Andrew Romano|May 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After the march, the political convoy of picket-signs makes its way to a grandiose fast-food joint for pizza and beer.
Their grandiose courtesy towards him, the toasts drunk in his honor.For Every Man A Reason|Patrick Wilkins
There is not one line or conception in it on the grand scale, or even the grandiose.The Art Of The Moving Picture|Vachel Lindsay
He is the result of the grandiose memories of the past playing upon such a temperament as his.Rome|Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
I was infinitely touched by the grandiose reception given me by the French colony.South America To-day|Georges Clemenceau
The chief characteristic of the writings of these Euphuists was the grandiose way in which they wrote of the simplest things.Stories That Words Tell Us|Elizabeth O'Neill
Word Origin for grandiose
1828 (earlier as a French word in English), from French grandiose "impressive" (18c.), from Italian grandioso, from Latin grandis "big" (see grand (adj.)). Related: Grandiosely.