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  • n. The state of being grandiose (pompous or pretentious).

the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being grandiose

The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition or quality of being grandiose; bombastic or inflated style or manner.

WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation

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" The things outsiders find absurd or threatening about California — the self-fashioned spiritual practices, the bodybuilder/action-star governor, the crazy diets, the junk bonds, the endless supply of new fictions, the UCLA - and Palo Alto – born Internet — do share a certain grandiosity, a ridiculous desire to change the world, or at least oneself. "

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