megalomania

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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.
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Events of 1974 were the direct result of Makarios' folly and his delusions of grandeur.
Roger is a dedicated team captain, but has delusions of grandeur.
Perhaps if our AMs put aside their delusions of grandeur the people of Wales might be more inclined to entrust them with more powers.
Yet more delusions of grandeur from Arsenal's neighbours.
Which mental disorder is characterised by delusions of grandeur or persecution?
It seems like those who run for, or who are sitting in, council seats are a greedy bunch with delusions of grandeur.
Get rid of your Zeusian delusions of grandeur and get on with the business of working with life as it is.
Writes Conroy about his time in Switzerland: "If these years were in any way memorable, they were so because the consul general was a lovable alcoholic with a 70-year-old Polish mistress, my immediate superior insisted that all correspondence be prepared in the passive voice, and I had to use elaborate subterfuge to wrest control over the visa section from a local Swiss clerk who had delusions of grandeur.
For the less devoted, the book merely confirms the impression that she is, to use her own nice distinctions, a minor writer with delusions of grandeur.
An estimated 2 million to 3 million people in the United States suffer from manic depression, characterized by periods of severe depression alternating with episodes of uncontrolled elation, restlessness, racing thoughts and delusions of grandeur.
Well food for thought, chief, forget all your delusions of grandeur, we don't want to be joined to Birmingham; we are proud to stand alone as Coventry.
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