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When this happens, some individuals resort to delusions of grandiosity to reassert their dignity and sense of self-worth.

Take delusions of grandiosity one step further and you get delusions of grandeur, one of the most widespread forms of delusion.

Like others do now, I once marveled at her audacity, at the way she plays by her own rules, at the grandiosity of her dreams, and at her ridiculous, outsized confidence.

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While this song’s subject seems to adhere to that kind of grandiosity, Taylor offers a much more mundane love language that can nevertheless be just as powerful—of sitting around with someone, doing nothing, and still loving it.

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At a movie theater, sometimes absurdity elevates into ambitious grandiosity.

Although Korra looks at PTSD and assault with supernatural grandiosity, fans were quick to pick up on it in some forums.

The essay itself seems an artifact of a dying tradition, and not just in its grandiosity.

“Grandiosity has never been a problem for Newt Gingrich,” said Santorum.

Newt Gingrich had similar personnel problems, and his grandiosity makes her look humble.

Hollywood people have a curious mixture of grandiosity and insecurity.

I hate throwing away money on mere pomposity and grandiosity and show.

It was of a grandiosity which appealed to the imagination, but not to the practical judgment of a far-sighted statesman.

That this grandiosity was unnatural and unreal was proved by the publication of Choses Vues.

I went again when I graduated high school and was amazed by the richness of detail, the grandiosity and grandeur of it all.

The grandiosity, to use a mild phrase, of such a measure needs no comment.


On this page you'll find 75 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grandiosity, such as: grandeur, magnificence, celebrity, dignity, distinction, and eminence.

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