Definition of greatness in English:



mass noun
  • The quality of being great; eminence or distinction.

    ‘Elgar's greatness as a composer’
    • ‘Whatever his personal qualities, greatness inevitably accrues to such a man.’
    • ‘Rather, he was given the qualities needed to achieve greatness and made the most of them.’
    • ‘Perhaps we should make a distinction here between greatness and excellence.’
    • ‘In all my previous visits, these claims to greatness were more than backed up by the quality of the food.’
    • ‘There was a time when William's importance, even greatness, was taken for granted.’
    • ‘Standing behind the throne of the ruler, they accented his power and greatness.’
    • ‘Respect and belief are two of the most important stepping stones to greatness.’
    • ‘Despite the technology, you still need human talent and ingenuity to create a work of greatness.’
    • ‘Today they are genuinely uncertain of their own greatness, or of how to exercise their power.’
    • ‘The greatness of a nation or a people is well judged by the manner it reacts and deals with calamities.’
    • ‘Your achievement reminds us of the potential for greatness that resides in every one of us.’
    • ‘The ability to win the big ones is, of course, the mark of true greatness.’
    • ‘With every line of his statement, epic memories of past greatness were dishonoured and uprooted.’
    • ‘Indeed, he nearly got bounced from the tour until a new-found maturity put him on the path to greatness.’
    • ‘Their greatness can perhaps be best measured in terms of their permanence.’
    • ‘Making the game look easy and having time on the ball were always seen as measures of greatness.’
    • ‘We have always said that our little country has within it the seeds of greatness.’
    • ‘In the eyes of his contemporaries his military greatness was not in doubt.’
    • ‘But there had been little in his background to suggest he was destined for greatness.’
    • ‘In time, they will find that social and political freedom is the only source of national greatness.’
    eminence, distinction, pre-eminence, illustriousness, lustre, repute, reputation, status, standing, high standing
    brilliance, genius, prowess, talent, expertise, expertness, mastery, artistry, virtuosity, flair, skill, skilfulness, finesse, panache, power, adeptness, proficiency
    grandeur, grandness, magnificence, impressiveness, splendour, gloriousness, glory, majesty, loftiness
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