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noun as in exhibitionist

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noun as in ham

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noun as in hot dog

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Example Sentences

And now Sheriff Onstad was in the papers, calling Johnny a “grandstander,” a “Hollywood hero.”

He describes Sherman as a grandstander who prefers “gimmicks” to concrete achievements.

Gore comes off as a supercilious grandstander who gets swatted away dismissively by the brilliant Bill Clinton.

Understand, when I say he's a grandstander I don't mean that he isn't sincere in his crusade to clean up the city.

He's simply a grandstander in the way he does things and that makes it impossible for him to ever be a truly big man.

A grandstander, a man who plays to the crowd instead of playing the game for what it's worth.

He imagined he heard Brennan saying: "A grandstander, a grandstander to the last."

Lefty is a cheap grandstander, and I'll settle with him myself.


On this page you'll find 114 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grandstander, such as: bag of wind, big talker, blowhard, blusterer, boaster, and brag.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.