megalomaniac


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meg·a·lo·ma·ni·a

 (mĕg′ə-lō-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
1. A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
2. An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions.

meg′a·lo·ma′ni·ac′ n.
meg′a·lo·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ə-kəl), meg′a·lo·man′ic (-măn′ĭk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.megalomaniac - a pathological egotistmegalomaniac - a pathological egotist    
egoist, egotist, swellhead - a conceited and self-centered person
Translations
مُصاب بِجُنون العَظَمَه
-kamegaloman
der lider af storhedsvanvidperson
megalomániás
mikilmennskubrjálæîingur
megalomanmegalomanský
büyüklük hastası

megalomaniac

[ˈmegələʊˈmeɪnɪæk] Nmegalómano/a m/f

megalomaniac

[ˌmɛgələʊˈmeɪniæk] nmégalomane mf

megalomaniac

nGrößenwahnsinnige(r) mf; he’s a megalomaniacer leidet an Größenwahn, er ist größenwahnsinnig
adj person, ambitiongrößenwahnsinnig; (Psych) delusionsmegaloman(isch); megalomaniac frenzyAnfall mvon Megalomanie or Größenwahn

megalomaniac

[ˌmɛgələʊˈmeɪnɪæk] nmegalomane m/f

megalomania

(megələˈmeiniə) noun
the idea, usually false, that one is great or powerful, combined with a passion for more greatness or power.
ˌmegaloˈmaniac (-ӕk) adjective, noun
(of) a person having megalomania. That country is in the power of a dangerous megalomaniac.
References in classic literature ?
In my opinion he's just a homicidal megalomaniac with a turn for science.
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Governed by the megalomaniac Colonel Bronza, the community barely survives under a cruel and unjust neo-fascist regime.
A Baltimore-based writer in the humanities, he synthesizes disparate sources in order to fill out a whole person in all his complexities rather than a simple megalomaniac.
Macedonia is celebrating the victory of the independence at the megalomaniac and kitsch celebration prepared by the Government but in its shadow it hides many defeats, missed chances and wrong policies.
Jouzou spoke about megalomaniac leaders in Lebanon who regard themselves as superhuman and therefore hold the right of life and death over "their people.
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