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Definition of grandeur noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈɡrændʒʊr//
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  1. 1the quality of being great and impressive in appearance synonym splendor the grandeur and simplicity of Roman architecture The hotel had an air of faded grandeur.
  2. 2the importance or social status someone has or thinks they have He has a sense of grandeur about him. She is clearly suffering from delusions of grandeur (= thinks she is more important than she really is). see also grand
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: grandeur