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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Platitudes now: her head on a platter when they realised her megalomania was out of control.
Vitalicio's ashen legacy is tended by his son Mwanito, the aptly called "tuner of silences" who narrates his father's abortive flight into megalomania and learns to seek beauty.
Late in life she wrote: "That humans love, protect, and save God sounds to most people like megalomania or even madness.
Unrest, crime, violence, and megalomania revolutionise and galvanise this world.
Neighboring Macedonia has been accused in Bulgaria of "limitless megalomania" after labeling Bulgarian star striker and Fulham player Dimitar Berbatov "Mitko the Macedonian."
They maintain power through fear and repression, just like in Machiavelli's The Prince, but above all they suffer from megalomania (delusions of grandeur).
A political analyst with the Saudi-owned newspaper AL HAYAT likened Iran's threat to shut the Strait of Hormuz and its military maneuvers in the Gulf region to the late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's "megalomania."
That event was a result of the Iraqi president's megalomania, as if he could challenge the world and defeat its great powers.
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. The Zen-like wisdom of their master enables them to prevail in the invasion of their little prehistoric village by the villainous Goppernoppers of AD2222.
Washingtonians have known for some time about Snyder's evil megalomania: It's part of what made Dave McKenna's brilliant polemic against him so funny and so apt.