- an outburst of wildly extravagant commercial megalomania
- —The Times Literary Supplement (London)
Examples of megalomania in a Sentence
Their CEO has an arrogance that borders on megalomania.
Recent Examples of megalomania from the Web
Giuliani’s grandiosity and megalomania may have worsened, but those qualities weren’t new even in 2001.
Some critics (including the group that in March dumped 88 pounds of animal dung outside the Palazzo) view the show as an exercise in megalomania.
Perhaps no one has embraced the role of villain more than the team’s owner, Joe Lacob, who let his Silicon Valley brashness border on Lex Luthor-like megalomania after Golden State’s sweep of the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals.
The Character: Elliott Goss, Search Party Elliott Goss, John Early’s character in the TBS comedy-thriller Search Party, constantly straddles the line between strict moralism and astronomical megalomania.
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MEGALOMANIA Defined for English Language Learners
: a condition or mental illness that causes people to think that they have great or unlimited power or importance
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