Definitions of grandeur

  1. the quality of being exalted in character or ideals or conduct Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The state or quality of being grand; vastness; greatness; splendor; magnificence; stateliness; sublimity; dignity; elevation of thought or expression; nobility of action. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Vastness: splendor of appearance: loftiness of thought or deportment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. The quality of being grand; sublimity; magnificence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Vastness; that combination of qualities in an object which elevates or expands the mind, and excites pleasurable emotions; splendour of appearance; clevation of thought, sentiment, or deportment; majesty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Splendour of appearance; that which excites a feeling or sentiment of greatness; elevation of sentiment, language, or mien. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for grandeur

  1. Then came a long pause; she scanned each row in search of her sisters, and only was confused by the host of heads; felt lost and lonely, and turned her eyes and mind to the silent grandeur to the east, rather than the throng to the west. – The Pillars of the House, V1 by Charlotte M. Yonge
  2. She wished that the captain would go on with his stories of the former grandeur of Dunport, rather than show any desire to talk about personal matters. – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett