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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgrandiosegran‧di‧ose /ˈɡrændiəʊs $ -oʊs/ adjective  IMPRESSgrandiose plans sound very important or impressive, but are not practicalgrandiose scheme/plan/idea etc grandiose schemes of urban renewal
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grandioseIn the autumn twilight the great building appeared simultaneously shoddy and grandiose.Statements of positive expectations need not be grandiose.On the one hand they are rebuilding in Berlin the grandiose capital of a restored nation state.As the Wesleyan Methodists became increasingly respectable they too built grandiose chapels in the suburbs.Of course grandiose ideas of this sort can never be said to be entirely new.Their proposals are simple, grandiose in scope and traverse party lines.It's just another of Wheeler's grandiose schemes.The more grandiose their mad ark visions got, the more interested in the whole idea they all became.grandiose scheme/plan/idea etcIn such a context Mr Bush's grandiose schemes are not only unwelcome; they are an irrelevance.Most importantly, it should be cheaper than some grandiose schemes being floated to bring back the age of sail.Today the Government has grandiose plans for a new futuristic city centre.Once Louis's advisers were involved these grandiose plans gave way to more realistic ones.Of course grandiose ideas of this sort can never be said to be entirely new.
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