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.
He is so drunk with power that he has stopped caring about the judiciary," Ajit Jogi told ANI.
But Modi is drunk with power. He and his RSS coterie (Amit Shah, Ajit Doval et al), are convinced that oppression of the Kashmiris and aggression towards Pakistan is a winning strategy within India.
One day the Englishman, drunk with power and dazed from all the bad decisions he had made over the years, slipped and fell over a cliff.
Towards the end of the Jomo Kenyatta rule, those in authority and the wealthy had become drunk with power. The clique of the powerful had the time of their lives shoving off those they did not want near the seat of power and the rich were literally puking on the rugged boots of the poor.
'Because of our silence, we have created a monster drunk with power and thirsty for the blood of poor Filipinos.
"Mon Tulfo might have been drunk with alcohol when he said this, but definitely he is now drunk with power for his own good," added the senator.
It is very unfortunate when a leader is carried away or is drunk with power and makes utterances that are likely to cause disharmony in our country.
It's greed and limelight that they crave, And when it's theirs, then drunk with power, The rest of us just used as slaves, And all too soon their promise sours.
BJP leaders are totally drunk with power." Police said Baitha was in the SUV at the time of the accident, but he along with his driver fled and went into hiding.
Once they have graduated to the political scene, they are drunk with power and they thirst for more power.
But he became drunk with ego, drunk with power, drunk with ambition and the belief that he and he alone must rule the world. So you can take from our present politics and president certain things he said in the campaign and certain things he said since he's been in office in terms of his outlook and in terms of his philosophy if you will."