delusions of grandeur

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Noun1.delusions of grandeur - a delusion (common in paranoia) that you are much greater and more powerful and influential than you really are
delusion, psychotic belief - (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
megalomania - a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur
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It sounds completely absurd, but is perfectly in keeping with our foreign minister's delusions of grandeur and his knack of putting a shiny gloss on his simplistic foreign policy theories.
Owner and C.E.O of Best Borough Publications LLC, Lance Burke has delusions of grandeur concerning his ability to compete with publishing juggernauts for shelf space.
Delusions of grandeur, of importance, the delusion that interactive actually engages anyone beyond spotty little brats with too much time and devices at their disposal -- even the delusion that our award winners will free the world of dictators, hunger, drought and halitosis.
WHO do you think said the following about Britain: "A misplaced sense of superiority, sustained by delusions of grandeur and a tenacious obsession with the last war" and "Britain has a cross to bear, more insidious than Germany's Nazism"?
Both films have the "Grey Gardens"-like trainwreck fascination of outsized personalities conducting their own ruin with delusions of grandeur still fully intact, but the narrative spine that might have given this version an arc and a purpose fails to materialize.
Despite spending many hours trying to get to grips with one or two of the mysteries of theology over the years, I have never read any of the great Biblical thinkers speculating on the state of God's health, but, that apart, all this does indicate that Louis may occasionally suffer from severe delusions of grandeur.
He's still got the same delusions of grandeur as when he was running for local office, proudly boasting that his burgers are made from "a collage of meat".
Described by Chris Evans as " 'a comedy genius', Ivan is a truly bizarre and twisted comic creation, a hospital radio DJ with delusions of grandeur that would make even Noel Edmonds blush.
He expressed his belief that Israel's arrogance and delusions of grandeur would not stand in the face of the divine providence that protects the Palestinian people and their resistance.
Another symptom of the disease which has been transmitted from private organisations into a publicly funded institution of worldwide standing, has been the behaviour of many presenters, where conceit has brought them to delusions of grandeur.
WHEN A PROFESSOR AT A COW munity college with delusions of grandeur begins delivering lectures a tad too arcane for the tastes of his supervisors, he gets fired.
Best of luck with your way of thinking, as 1 will be forced to remember the good old days of skate mags, before the concept of skating was fettered by delusions of grandeur and narcissism on the behalf of many.