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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ON THURSDAY the RIK radio news announced that the delusions of grandeur had also struck our well-meaning but under-achieving commerce minister Antonis Paschalides, also known as Plafond Tony.
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.
Almost three-quarters of a century of paranoid delusions of grandeur have not quite recovered the language (let alone the frame of reference) Walter Mehring found in Berlin for "Revelations": "Since [the] Balkan division [of the first Dada dynasty] began the Albanian interregnum in collaboration with the Viennese Bankverein and the Italian Banca Commerciale, and launched its missionary activities among the Shiite Bektashiyahs, even simple jobbers at the stock exchange are beginning to realize.
A person exhibiting schizophrenia's positive symptoms may hear voices, have delusions of grandeur, and suffer from hallucinations or acute paranoia.
The revised schizophrenia criteria exclude individuals with delusions that are not flagrantly bizarre, such as delusions of grandeur, which occur in the absence of hallucinations, incoherence or inappropriate emotions.
It is a harrowing story of a working class boy with delusions of grandeur.
Sunday Hot City, Snafu, Aberdeen Hush Puppy (Death Disco) and Delusions of Grandeur (Sub Club) unite their disco talents in Aberdeen tonight.
They banded together with the police and council to tackle a gang of youngsters - pathetic lads with such delusions of grandeur that they styled themselves the "Glebe Farm Posse".
NEWCASTLE have long had delusions of grandeur but they are finally exposed today as the St James' Park club face up to life in the Championship.
The character - the creation of Tom Binns - is a hospital radio DJ in Chesterfield with delusions of grandeur.
Is it sheer arrogance or delusions of grandeur which triggers Mr Brunstrom's total disregard for public opinion?