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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The logo's radiating black-and-white arcs have been extended outward from their minuscule source onto the wall in a megalomaniacal explosion that ends only when the wall does.
Jared unwisely opens the book and follows some of its instructions, which triggers a full-on goblin assault led by the megalomaniacal ogre Mulgarath (Nick Nolte, who's only seen in one scene, and provides the voice for various shape-shifting incarnations after that).
We will count on those dissenters to help us see that Land and company do not achieve their megalomaniacal goals.
Especially engaging are perspectives on the boy-duke's unrealized, megalomaniacal notions: an "imperialist" false facade for the Palazzo della Signoria, with a strada ducale to the Duomo forming a princely "liturgical theatre for ceremonial" (12, 192, n.
A tradition of megalomaniacal building extends from antiquity up to the time of the French Revolution', wrote Albert Speer in his prison diary in Spandau.
It would go against every fibre in his megalomaniacal body to not follow through a threat.
Its megalomaniacal purpose: create a worldwide American empire as part of our nation's "global responsibilities" and begin to "challenge regimes hostile to our interests.
For two weeks, the Championship and Leagues One and Two will have a share of the spotlight before the Premiership, the megalomaniacal big brother, returns to dominate on August 19.
During the Saddam era, the Iraqi artist who goes [sic] by the nomme d'art of "Kalat," was required to create hundreds of statues of the megalomaniacal dictator, Saddam Hussein.
In one city the wealthy live in a skyscraper run by megalomaniacal tycoon, Kaufman (Hopper), while the impoverished scrabble to exist on the streets below.
It is difficult to know whether these displays are elaborate anti-corporate guerrilla theatre or just megalomaniacal narcissism with a self-destructive edge.
The bad news is your teachers are terrorized by irrational policies made unilaterally by megalomaniacal network administrators.