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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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Alice Miller argues, for example, that adults confuse their desires for those of children and critiques theories that teach abused patients to view themselves as "wicked, destructive, megalomanic, or homosexual" (18).
Its histrionic gestures are doubtless entirely correct in turn-of-the-century Classical terms, and it gave sanction for a host of gross authoritarian buildings which ended up with the megalomanic notions of Hitler and Speer.
Thus Israel supported the brutal and tyrannical regimes of Idi Amin in Uganda, Mobutu in Zaire, and the Megalomanic emperor Bokassa (recently released from jail) in the Central African Republic.
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