grandiose

You've got big plans. Huge plans. Whatever it is, it's going to blow minds and absolutely rock worlds! Well, to some people those plans might sound a bit grandiose, or unnecessarily overblown and even highfalutin.

Coming from the Italian word grandioso (meaning "grand" or "noble"), the adjective grandiose is kind of like Italian hand gestures: big, exaggerated, and over the top. And it's that excessiveness that pushes something grand (large, with an air of distinction) into grandiose (large, but trying too hard) territory.

Definitions of grandiose
1

adj impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval

Synonyms:
impressive
making a strong or vivid impression

adj affectedly genteel

Synonyms:
hifalutin, highfalutin, highfaluting, hoity-toity, la-di-da
pretentious
making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction

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