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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.
The metal megalomaniacs are out to convert humanity into their own kind, when Rose and the Doctor land on a parallel version of the earth in a two-part show, made in South Wales and due to be broadcast on May 13 and 20.
Today we find ourselves increasingly persecuted and terrorised in the name of megalomaniacs who claim that they want to save the planet.
The reality always reminds me that most of our present rulers are megalomaniacs who don't allow for a genuine, independent civil society to develop lest it poses a challenge to their rule.
Now we find ourselves at the mercy of megalomaniacs who want to create a super power to take on the US - no more recently demonstrated than in the recent polarisation over the Iraq war.
If a group of would-be megalomaniacs intended to create a global police state, the path to success would be far easier if countries would establish their own national police forces first.
Those megalomaniacs out there who created Seagaia should apologize to the people and pay damages.
Unlike the megalomaniacs in later films, the villains here aren't after world domination just yet - all they want is a decoding device to doom the world later.
The old movie moguls may have been megalomaniacs but they didn't think like monopolists.
And they've got their work cut out as a new enemy, a group of naturally immune megalomaniacs, is intent on world domination.