megalomania


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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.

megalomania

(ˌmɛɡələʊˈmeɪnɪə)
n
1. (Psychology) a mental illness characterized by delusions of grandeur, power, wealth, etc
2. informal a lust or craving for power
ˌmegaloˈmaniac adj, n
megalomaniacal adj

meg•a•lo•ma•ni•a

(ˌmɛg ə loʊˈmeɪ ni ə)

n.
1. a highly exaggerated or delusional concept of one's own importance.
2. an obsession with extravagant or grand things.
[1885–90]
meg`a•lo•ma′ni•ac, n.
meg`a•lo•ma•ni′a•cal (-məˈnaɪ ə kəl) meg`a•lo•man′ic (-ˈmæn ɪk) adj.

megalomania

1. Psychiatry. a form of mental illness marked by delusions of greatness, wealth, or power.
2. an obsession with doing extravagant or grand things. — megalomaniac, n. — megalomaniacal, adj.
See also: Grandeur
1. Medicine. a form of mental illness characterized by the unreasonable conviction in the patient of his own greatness, goodness, power, or wealth.
2. an obsession with extravagant or grand actions. — megalomaniac, n., adj. — megalomaniacal, adj.
See also: Insanity

megalomania

Arising from exaggerated valuation of oneself, this state is characterized by delusions of grandeur.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.megalomania - a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeurmegalomania - a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur
delusions of grandeur - a delusion (common in paranoia) that you are much greater and more powerful and influential than you really are
mental disease, mental illness, psychopathy - any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention

megalomania

noun self-importance, conceit, egotism, delusions of grandeur, grandiosity, folie de grandeur (French), conceitedness His single-mindedness never veered into megalomania.
Translations
جُنون العَظَمَه
velikášství
storhedsvanvid
GrößenwahnMegalomanie
megalomaniasuuruudenhulluus
nagyzási hóbort
mikilmennskubrjálæîi
didybės manijadidybės manijos apsėstas
lielummānija
velikášstvo
büyüklük kuruntusu/kompleksi

megalomania

[ˈmegələʊˈmeɪnɪə] Nmegalomanía f

megalomania

[ˌmɛgələˈmeɪniə] nmégalomanie f

megalomania

nGrößenwahn m, → Megalomanie f (spec)

megalomania

[ˌmɛgələʊˈmeɪnjə] nmegalomania

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.

meg·a·lo·ma·ni·a

n. megalomanía, delirio de grandeza.
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