In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(pretentious)(claim/scheme/notion) fatuo(claim/notion/scheme) presuntuoso(speech) altisonante(speech) grandilocuente
- Most grandiose of all was his plan to convert a small fishing village called Jerudong into a playground both for the royal family and tourists.
- We always tend to forget the simple fact that we can make no progress if a majority of us remain unaffected by our grandiose developmental efforts.
- His successes are commemorated in a number of grandiose effigies, triumphal arches, vast frescoes and victory columns.
- As the claimant to China's political and cultural heritage, they have built in a grandiose classical style.
- He thought and wrote in grandiose terms, in a style that has now gone out of fashion, and that would be censored by our scientific journals!
- If nothing else, this current council has shown that it is incapable of spending public money wisely once it's swept up in a grandiose plan.
- Here, Lizzie pretends to be Isabella at an outrageously grandiose dress designer's studio.
- In the process, what was a simple shrine became a grandiose temple.
- It, like so many other grandiose schemes of the mid-1990s, has been cut down to size by the crisis.
- And he has grandiose plans for a multi-million pound visitor centre that would be the last word in UFOs and the paranormal.
- So much for grandiose plans to transform Europe into the world's most dynamic and competitive economy by 2010.
- Sheridan's initial misgivings about involvement with theatre soon gave way to grandiose ambition.
- The latest in a long line of grandiose schemes that have promised to revitalise the city are taking the first steps towards becoming a reality this week.
- Though the facade was listed and couldn't be altered, the inside had not been decorated in the grandiose style of some of its neighbours.
- But those dreams continue, with grandiose plans for dams along the length of the river and its tributaries.
- Where better to locate a grandiose businessman with small-town pretensions, brazen ambition and borderline criminality?
- Bach came of age as a Lutheran composer at the height of the baroque period, a time of grandiose, richly ornamented architecture and music.
- Now not all sequencing projects are carried out on such grandiose scales as the genome projects.
- They built extravagant houses, opened grandiose museums and spent not just one, but several, fortunes on art.
- It is likely that the government had grandiose plans for that region.
- Don't be discouraged when your grandiose plans fail on the first attempt.
- We are well aware of the grandiose plans that are conjured, supported and implemented by politicians on entering office.
- On the one hand we are told about grandiose plans for city status, an arena, a redeveloped theatre complex, a new cultural quarter and links to the Tube.
- Sure, the trick may have been done before, but never has it been done on such a grandiose scale.
- There is a continuous need to control urges to enter grandiose schemes and avoid ostentatious manners.
- Then there are these grandiose building projects because, they say, the Granville Street offices are no longer adequate.
- A few steps and a porch with classical columns lead to the outer storm doors which themselves in turn open on to an grandiose entrance vestibule.
- He also announced grandiose plans of sending engineers, technicians and drivers to Japan for advanced training.
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