megalomania

(redirected from Drunk with power)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

megalomania

a mental illness characterized by delusions of grandeur, power, wealth, etc.

megalomania

[‚meg·ə·lō′mā·nē·ə]
(psychology)
The delusion of greatness and omnipotence characterizing certain psychotic reactions.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
Nick Clegg could put an end to this but he is too drunk with power to stop this destruction of society.
Sober Citizen claims that MPs seeking to ban alcohol don't understand business and tourism, 'MPs drunk with power should be stopped
One soothing word from him and the whole affair could have ended before it began, but he was so drunk with power that he couldn't keep the smirk off his face as he lorded it over her.
One soothing word from him and the whole affair could have ended before it began but he was so drunk with power that he couldn't keep the smirk off his face as he lorded it over her.
The day the Republicans said they might allow the government to default on its debts, my father, no liberal, looked up from his paper and said of Gingrich, "That man is drunk with power.
He said: "Our country is badly served by some elected representatives, who appear drunk with power and display little knowledge of poverty or sympathy for families losing their homes.
Or is it one more example of someone drunk with power making another b*** silly rule for no other reason than that they can?