grand

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. large, impressive, magnificent, stately, majestic; pretentious, ostentatious; elegant, lofty. See greatness, ostentation, repute.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Sumptuous]
Syn. rich, splendid, magnificent; see sumptuous .
2. [Exalted]
Syn. majestic, lofty, stately, dignified, elevated, high, regal, awful, noble, illustrious, sublime, great, ambitious, august, solemn, grave, preeminent, extraordinary, monumental, stupendous, huge, chief, soaring, vaulting, aspiring, transcendent, commanding, towering, overwhelming, impressive, imposing, foremost, awe-inspiring, mighty, empyrean, sensational*, the cat's whiskers*, terrif*, great*, swell*.
Ant. poor, low, mediocre.
3. [Strongly approved of]
Syn. first-class, good, superb; see excellent .
Syn.- grand is applied to that which makes a strong impression because of its greatness (in size or some favorable quality), dignity, and splendor [ the Grand Canyon, a grand parade ] ; magnificent suggests a surpassing beauty, richness, or splendor, or an exalted or glorious quality [ a magnificent voice ] ; imposing suggests that which strikingly impresses one by its size, dignity, or excellence of character [ an imposing array of facts ] ; stately suggests that which is imposing in dignified grace and may imply a greatness of size [ a stately mansion ] ; majestic adds to stately the idea of lofty grandeur [ the majestic Rockies ] ; august suggests an exalted dignity or impressiveness such as inspires awe [ an august personage ] ; grandiose is often used disparagingly of a grandeur that is affected or exaggerated [ a grandiose manner ]
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. magnificent impressive, great, majestic, imposing, striking, glorious, splendid, excellent, superb, ambitious, marvelous, sumptuous, monumental, stately, august, awesome, huge, palatial, lofty.
2. main principle, head, chief, leading, supreme, preeminent.
3. excellent great, good, superb, fabulous, first-rate.
ANT.: 1. lowly, pedestrian, paltry, modest. 2. secondary, lesser, minor. 3. poor, lousy, second-rate
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Large and impressive in size, scope, or extent: august, baronial, grandiose, imposing, lordly, magnific, magnificent, majestic, noble, princely, regal, royal, splendid, stately, sublime, superb. See BIG, GOOD. 2. Exceedingly dignified in form, tone, or style: elevated, eloquent, exalted, high, high-flown, lofty. See HIGH, STYLE. 3. Raised to or occupying a high position or rank: august, elevated, exalted, high-ranking, lofty. See RISE.

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