What is another word for grandiose?

Pronunciation: [ɡɹˈandɪˌə͡ʊz] (IPA)

Grandiose is an adjective that is often used to describe something that is overly ambitious, big or impressive. Synonyms for grandiose include ostentatious, showy, bombastic, overblown, exaggerated, theatrical, flamboyant, pretentious, and pompous. All these words convey the idea of something that is larger than life or exaggerated in some way. However, these words also have slightly different nuances, such as ostentatious being associated with flaunting wealth and pretentious being linked to showing off intellect or culture. Understanding these nuances can help you choose the right synonym to suit your context.

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What are the opposite words for grandiose?

Grandiose refers to something that is impressive, magnificent, or ambitious. However, sometimes it is necessary to convey the opposite meaning. In those cases, we can use antonyms for the word "grandiose." Some possible antonyms for "grandiose" include plain, modest, unimpressive, non-flamboyant, humble, unobtrusive, and simple. For instance, if someone says, "I have grandiose plans for my future," an appropriate antonym response would be, "I have modest aspirations for my future." In short, by using appropriate antonyms, we can communicate our message more effectively, emphasizing a different aspect of the conversation.

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Usage examples for Grandiose

She had those emotions which are most easily depicted by grandiose gestures and sudden animal movements.
William McFee
The husband of a Catholic Queen, the son of a lady whose Protestantism was far from unimpeachable, he had recognized in early life the necessity of caution; he had no belief in the claims of the Church of Rome, and probably felt its attraction less strongly than his father, whose grandiose imagination was struck by its great claims and long history.
"Henrietta Maria"
Henrietta Haynes
Were there no grandiose and untrodden stars?
James Huneker

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