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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Mantiene el poder a traves del miedo y la represion, al mejor estilo de lo enunciado en El Principe de Maquiavelo, pero ante todo sufre de megalomania (delirios de grandeza).
We have seen where megalomania took Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi, who both believed that everything was permitted to them.
The already seen Samaras who did not make much progress on the field of the good-neighborly relations and the Euro-perspectives, sticks to the position that Greece should remain unyielding and heal its megalomania at least in the relations with Macedonia.
Yet, there are fears that Lebanon could rapidly be pushed to the category of a rogue state as a result of megalomania and the intimidation of force," the paper said.
So their new adventure embraces the art and culture of kung-fu and has them ranging backwards and forwards across time from pre-history to a future of robots and megalomania.
JOSHUA is a story of love, choice and megalomania all wrapped up in a package of Monty Python absurdity.
Future parliamentary bloc member Khaled Daher told Future news on Tuesday that former general Jamil al Sayyed is suffering from megalomania and is one of the main heads of the old corrupt political system.
He would have created a strong economy like he and Blair did after Thatcher's megalomania.
of soulless gargoyle whose megalomania and absolute quest for power would make even Rasputin blush.
goateed supervillain General Zod, laying on the megalomania with a trowel as he flings buses at Reeve and sets about taking over the world.
It's unlikely that it will even occur to them to consider one thing: the extent to which Blount's loss of control can be traced partly to the megalomania of a football program for which a season-opening loss became a catastrophic prospect.
He lectured militant Israelis saying, "Part of our megalomania and our loss of proportion is the things that are said here about Iran.