[gran-jer, -joor]
the quality or state of being impressive or awesome: the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains.
the quality or state of being lofty or elevated in conception or treatment: the grandeur of a prose style.
the quality or state of being exalted in some deliberate way: the grandeur of a royal court.
an instance of something that is grand: the grandeurs of Rembrandt's paintings.

1490–1500; < French, Old French, equivalent to grand- grand + -eur -or1

3. stateliness, majesty; pomp, splendor. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
grandeur (ˈɡrændʒə)
1.  personal greatness, esp when based on dignity, character, or accomplishments
2.  magnificence; splendour
3.  pretentious or bombastic behaviour

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Word Origin & History

c.1500, "loftiness, height," from M.Fr. grandeur "grandness, greatness," from O.Fr. grand "great." Extended sense of "majesty, stateliness" is first recorded 1669.
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Example sentences
Certainly a great backdrop tree, it provides good screening and a sense of
  grandeur to any garden.
He shows lack of respect for my monarchical grandeur.
Oh, the delusions of grandeur, and the grandeur of delusions.
Its least attractive characters believe in grandeur based on birth or rank.
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