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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gran·di·ose /ˈgrændiˌos, ˌgrændiˈ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 gran·di·ose /ˈgrændɪˌos, ˌgrændɪˈ/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gran·di·ose a.
 1. Impressive or elevating in effect; imposing; splendid; striking; -- in a good sense.
    The tone of the parts was to be perpetually kept down in order not to impair the grandiose effect of the whole.   --M. Arnold.
    The grandiose red tulips which grow wild.   --C. Kingsley.
 2. Characterized by affectation of grandeur or splendor; flaunting; turgid; bombastic; -- in a bad sense; as, a grandiose style.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur;
             used to show disapproval
      2: affectedly genteel [syn: hifalutin, highfalutin, highfaluting,
          hoity-toity, la-di-da]