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grandeur


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grandeur  \Gran"deur\,  n.  [F.,  fr  grand.  See  {Grand}.] 
  The  state  or  quality  of  being  grand;  vastness;  greatness; 
  splendor;  magnificence;  stateliness;  sublimity;  dignity; 
  elevation  of  thought  or  expression;  nobility  of  action 
 
  Nor  doth  this  grandeur  and  majestic  show  Of  luxury  .  . 
  .  allure  mine  eye.  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  Sublimity;  majesty;  stateliness;  augustness;  loftiness. 
  See  {Sublimity}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grandeur 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  magnificent  or  splendid  or  grand  [syn: 
  {magnificence},  {brilliance},  {splendor},  {splendour},  {grandness}] 
  2:  the  quality  of  being  exalted  in  character  or  ideals  or 
  conduct  [syn:  {nobility},  {magnanimousness}] 




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