A grandiose idea is one that is too big for you to actually be able to achieve. It's usually a lot more ambitious than what you're actually capable of.

  • The grandiose idea was to start his own business.

  • The grandiose idea was to write a novel.

  • The grandiose idea was to conquer the world.

Definition of grandiose


affectedly genteel


hifalutin, highfalutin, highfaluting, hoity-toity, la-di-da


impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval

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Example Sentences for grandiose

  • 1

    It eliminates the ridiculous grandiose posturing.

  • 2

    The grandiose promises of artificial intelligence.

  • 3

    The grandiosity is just a momentary mask.

  • 4

    It gets more grandiose all the time.

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    The article doesn't make grandiose claims.

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    Also, isn't the scope of this article too grandiose

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    I don't buy the grandiose conclusions of this article.

  • 8

    The album is enhanced by its grandiose production style.

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    I've tagged for cites the grandiose claims of its effectiveness.

  • 10

    Someone recently made the language very grandiose in the intro.