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megalomania

a mental illness characterized by delusions of grandeur, power, wealth, etc.
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megalomania

[‚meg·ə·lō′mā·nē·ə]
(psychology)
The delusion of greatness and omnipotence characterizing certain psychotic reactions.
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Netanyahu, by contrast, ignored these implications and attempted to defend the megalomanic rhetoric of the Israeli state,
Hitler planned to construct megalomanic monuments to himself that were fit for the abode of the chief deity of Asgaard and his court.
The Ayesha who appears in She is a nasty, megalomanic character bent on world conquest (much like Jadis, who launches her "conquest of the world" in The Magician's Nephew).
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.
And I ask you to believe that I am not being megalomanic to say that some of it is mine.
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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Costumed and dubbed Captain America, he's finally sent into action to foil a plot by Nazi megalomanic Red Skull.
And given their family centric policies and their megalomanic tendencies Sri Lanka may become replete with all things Rajapakse ere long.