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.
The author put it aside to finish Delusions of Grandeur in 2010 and ultimately created a trilogy called Shattered Delusions.
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.
I think the voters who supported the idea of a parish council suffered an onset of collective delusions of grandeur if they thought it would have any real power or influence.
It might be delusions of grandeur, but I'm here to play, I know the course and I'm looking forward to it.
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.
Paramecium Messiah Gesticulation" by Antler: A paramecium gesticulating as a cosmic prophet/in a drop of pondwater/warns other paramecia to beware/of delusions of grandeur.
Speaking at the time, Barr said he had "an open mind" about riding arrangements for Osana, but added: "I have no delusions of grandeur, but I pay the bills and I'm going to use the jockeys I want to use.
This guide begins by breaking down any delusions of grandeur a new associate may bring to the job by reminding readers that "[w]hen you strut (or slink) into your office on that first day, you should feel comfortable with the knowledge that, in the legal hierarchy, you are about two levels above amoebae.
Exhibiting psychosis, such as hallucinations and delusions of grandeur or persecution