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.
References in classic literature ?
They were a people drunk with power and success, looking upon the other inhabitants of Mars as we look upon the beasts of the field and the forest.
Speaking to ANI here, Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee said, "They (BJP) are drunk with power and they can do anything.
But he became drunk with ego, drunk with power, drunk with ambition and the belief that he and he alone must rule the world.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Uma Bharti attacked the Nitish Kumar government over the deteriorating law and order situation in Bihar, saying that the road rage incident in Gaya showed that people belonging to the ruling dispensation in the state were drunk with power.
Drunk with power and the optimistic reports of his spies, he made a decision that sealed the formation of the union.
Past governments have been accused of being drunk with power but whoever in FF came up with this idea must have been liquored up.
Most believe they are now dealing with a prime minister who has become so drunk with power that he believes himself to be invincible and will do literally anything to keep hold of power.
The EU decision was meant to remind the Israeli government, drunk with power, of the reality in which we live," a statement on the Gush Shalom website said.
The feeling of being able to get away with anything and everything, provided one has the right connections, has infiltrated deep in the psyche of our society and made the oppressors blind and drunk with power.
From here, it becomes clear that action must be taken to protect Egypt from those who are drunk with power and refuse to compromise.
I became completely drunk with power, because I can't mend anything, or even put the ironing board up properly" - Actress Dame Judi Dench on how much she enjoyed playing with gadgets in her role in James Bond films.