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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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