grandiose vs highfalutin what difference

what is difference between grandiose and highfalutin

English

Etymology

From French grandiose, from Italian grandioso, from Latin grandis (great, grand) (English grand). Doublet of grandioso.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɹæn.diˈəʊs/, /ˈɡɹæn.di.əʊs/
  • Rhymes: -əʊs

Adjective

grandiose (comparative more grandiose, superlative most grandiose)

  1. Large and impressive, in size, scope or extent.
  2. Pompous or pretentious.

Related terms

Translations

Further reading

  • grandiose in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • grandiose in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • grandiose at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • angroside, diagnoser, dragonise, organdies, organised

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Italian grandioso.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁɑ̃.djoz/
  • Homophone: grandioses
  • Rhymes: -oz

Adjective

grandiose (plural grandioses)

  1. grandiose

Related terms

  • grand

Further reading

  • “grandiose” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

German

Adjective

grandiose

  1. inflection of grandios:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian

Adjective

grandiose f pl

  1. feminine plural of grandioso

Norwegian Bokmål

Adjective

grandiose

  1. definite singular/plural of grandios

Norwegian Nynorsk

Adjective

grandiose

  1. definite singular/plural of grandios


English

Alternative forms

  • hifalutin, hifalutin’, hifalutin’, hifaluting
  • highfalutin’, highfalutin’, highfaluting
  • high-falutin, high-falutin’, high-falutin’, high-faluting
  • high falutin, high falutin’, high falutin’, high faluting

Etymology

Possible alteration of high-fluting. Another speculation connects the term with high-flighting/-flying.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌhaɪ.fəˈlu.tɨn/, /ˈhaɪ.fəˌlu.tɨn/

Adjective

highfalutin (comparative more highfalutin, superlative most highfalutin)

  1. (US, informal) Self-important, pompous; arrogant or egotistical.
    Synonyms: bombast, hoity-toity, pretentious

Translations

Noun

highfalutin (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) Pompous speech or writing.

Further reading

  • highfalutin at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • highfalutin in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

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