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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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megalomania

Arising from exaggerated valuation of oneself, this state is characterized by delusions of grandeur.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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megalomania

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

megalomania

[ˈmegələʊˈmeɪnɪə] Nmegalomanía f
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megalomania

[ˌmɛgələˈmeɪniə] nmégalomanie f
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megalomania

nGrößenwahn m, → Megalomanie f (spec)
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megalomania

[ˌmɛgələʊˈmeɪnjə] nmegalomania
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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.
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meg·a·lo·ma·ni·a

n. megalomanía, delirio de grandeza.
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Others face paranoid delusions such as everyone is out to cause them harm, few face delusion of grandeur letting them to believe of their fame, wealth, relationship with famous persons, superior qualities such as ability to fly etc.