delusions of grandeur

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Noun1.delusions of grandeur - a delusion (common in paranoia) that you are much greater and more powerful and influential than you really are
delusion, psychotic belief - (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
megalomania - a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur
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IT WAS no surprise that the Alliance of Lillikas, who is the true heir of Makarios in the delusions of grandeur stakes, felt obliged to issue a statement lambasting the government for the exam question because its "propaganda about its bailout policy and the Anan-type settlement it was pursuing had gone beyond every limit.
He expressed his belief that Israel's arrogance and delusions of grandeur would not stand in the face of the divine providence that protects the Palestinian people and their resistance.
Another symptom of the disease which has been transmitted from private organisations into a publicly funded institution of worldwide standing, has been the behaviour of many presenters, where conceit has brought them to delusions of grandeur.
WHEN A PROFESSOR AT A COW munity college with delusions of grandeur begins delivering lectures a tad too arcane for the tastes of his supervisors, he gets fired.
Best of luck with your way of thinking, as 1 will be forced to remember the good old days of skate mags, before the concept of skating was fettered by delusions of grandeur and narcissism on the behalf of many.
These dark weeks when winter bites have in recent campaigns always had the habit of putting the freeze on any delusions of grandeur the Bluebirds might be harbouring.
In Vonnegut's story, Harrison Bergeron is a brilliant, massive 14-year-old freak driven to delusions of grandeur by the shackles, weights, and disfiguring uniform he is forced to wear to ensure that his abilities do not exceed anyone else's.
I have, delusions of grandeur I suppose you would call it, but, what if?
London, Oct 18 (ANI): The man, who was accused of punching former X Factor winner Leona Lewis at a book signing, is suffering from paranoia and delusions of grandeur, it has emerged.
It might be delusions of grandeur, but I'm here to play, I know the course and I'm looking forward to it," he said.
Sponsoring the tournament was one of the delusions of grandeur of the bank's former chief, Sir Fred Goodwin.
Still, here this Bartleby's tragedy is seen from the inside, through the eyes of a bitter, tormented consciousness that, underneath his indifferent quietness, is seething with rage, indignation, and delusions of grandeur against the cruelty of his world.