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Grandness   Listen

A prominent status.  Synonym: importance.
Unusual largeness in size or extent or number.  Synonyms: enormousness, greatness, immenseness, immensity, sizeableness, vastness, wideness.
The quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand.  Synonyms: brilliance, grandeur, magnificence, splendor, splendour.  "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"
Splendid or imposing in size or appearance.  Synonyms: impressiveness, magnificence, richness.  "Impressed by the richness of the flora"

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"Grandness" Quotes from Famous Books

... search for self and above all that pompous blowing of a horn before such empty things, such big sounding ambitions, that mock glory, that swelling in noble pride upon such fictitious hallucinations, that poor mesquin grandness. It is exasperating. I hate ambition to achieve. However, I suppose I am very foolish. I am a mass of vanity and self-seeking in my own way, but it is a great pleasure to cry down. I get roused sometimes on things that are not my business and I have felt very much inclined to express my opinion ...
— Nelka - Mrs. Helen de Smirnoff Moukhanoff, 1878-1963, a Biographical Sketch • Michael Moukhanoff

Words linked to "Grandness" :   grand, accent, eclat, bigness, largeness, primacy, emphasis, expansiveness, standing, elegance, enormity, expansivity, excellence, loftiness, majesty, stateliness, important

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