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English noun: grandeur

1. grandeur (attribute) the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand


SamplesFor magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel.
His `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects.
It is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor.
An imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art.
Advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products.


Synonymsbrilliance, grandness, magnificence, splendor, splendour


Broader (hypernym)elegance


Narrower (hyponym)eclat

2. grandeur (attribute) the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct


Synonymsmagnanimousness, nobility, nobleness


Broader (hypernym)honorableness, honourableness


Narrower (hyponym)high-mindedness, idealism, noble-mindedness, sublimity


Attributeignoble, noble









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