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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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Nevzet Halili, president of so-called "Ilirida", says that Greece has never possessed this territory and is pointlessly asking for it with megalomaniac theories.
Left unresolved, it will continue up the scale until it embroils the larger EU members' economies and ends in the collapse of the ill-conceived megalomaniac European Union.
Anastasovska says that she is not against VMRO-DPMNE's 20 year anniversary but the time is not right for such megalomaniac projects.
However, he begins experiencing violent mood swings as a side-effect and is gradually transformed into a bullying megalomaniac, totally unrecognisable from the man he once was.
Viola tells a compelling, if repulsive story, of state-planning based on false economics, class hatreds and the will of a megalomaniac.
Howard Brenton and David Hare's comedy of megalomaniac media moguls and dodgy politicians was written in 1984 at the height of Thatcherism.
The first term of Woodrow Wilson, whom the authors describe as a sanctimonious megalomaniac "so full of good intentions he could pave the road to hell all by himself," produced two other important elements of the imperial system: the 16th Amendment, which imposed the income tax; and the 17th, which provided for senators to be directly elected, rather than being chosen by state governments to protect their interests against the federal government.
That said the graphics, plot and gameplay in Shattered Union stand up well to other games on offer for Xbox and if you're an armchair megalomaniac, well worth a look.
You name the political villain, human rights abuser or vulgarian funder of this or that and you will find their architectural handmaidens, ready to satisfy every whim on projects from the megalomaniac private house right up to entire cities, built by slave labour.
The heart-throb actor, who shot to fame in TV hits Shameless and State of Play, stars as megalomaniac cook Joe Macbeth in a modern-day update of The Bard's 'Scottish Play'.
Don't think: If Rush turns out to be an out-of-control megalomaniac, his performance here will be grist for some other actor's tour-de-force in ``Shine: The Life and Death of Geoffrey Rush.
HOW many more Palestinian children have to be slaughtered by the hand of Israeli megalomaniac Ariel Sharon before the rest of the world says enough is enough?