Meaning of grandiose

gran•di•ose

Pronunciation: (gran'dē-ōs"), [key]
— adj.
  1. affectedly grand or important; pompous: grandiose words.
  2. more complicated or elaborate than necessary; overblown: a grandiose scheme.
  3. grand in an imposing or impressive way.
  4. having an exaggerated belief in one's importance, sometimes reaching delusional proportions, and occurring as a common symptom of mental illnesses, as manic disorder.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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