- 1) ADV-GRADED: usu ADV with v, also ADV adj (disapproval) You say that someone speaks or behaves grandly when they are trying to impress other people.
He grandly declared that `international politics is a struggle for power'.2) ADV-GRADED: ADV adj, ADV before v You use grandly in expressions such as `grandly named' or `grandly called' to say that the name of a place or thing makes it sound much more impressive than it really is. [mainly BRIT]
The grandly named European Cricketer Cup is based at Worksop College...
Lucille's home was very grandly called a chateau, though in truth it was nothing more than a large moated farm.
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Grandly — Grand ly, adv. In a grand manner … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
grandly — 1650s, from GRAND (Cf. grand) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) … Etymology dictionary
grandly — adv. Grandly is used with these verbs: ↑gesture, ↑name … Collocations dictionary
grandly — grand|ly [ grændli ] adverb in a way that tries to impress you or make you feel admiration but often does not: I should like to propose a toast, he declared grandly … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
grandly — UK [ˈɡrændlɪ] / US adverb in a way that tries to impress you or to make you feel admiration but often does not I should like to propose a toast, he declared grandly … English dictionary
grandly — grand ► ADJECTIVE 1) magnificent and imposing. 2) large, ambitious, or impressive in scope or scale. 3) of the highest importance or rank. 4) dignified, noble, or proud. 5) informal excellent. 6) Law (of a crime) serious. Compare with PETTY(Cf. ↑ … English terms dictionary
grandly — adverb in a grand manner (Freq. 1) the mansion seemed grandly large by today s standards • Derived from adjective: ↑grand … Useful english dictionary
grandly — adverb see grand I … New Collegiate Dictionary
grandly — See grand. * * * … Universalium
grandly — adverb a) In a grand manner. b) To the greatest extent. Syn: regally, princely … Wiktionary