megalomania

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noun meg·a·lo·ma·nia \ ˌme-gə-lō-ˈmā-nē-ə , -nyə \

Definition of megalomania

1 :a mania (see mania 2a) for great or grandiose performance
  • an outburst of wildly extravagant commercial megalomania
  • The Times Literary Supplement (London)
2 :a delusional mental illness that is marked by feelings of personal omnipotence and grandeur

megalomaniac

play \-ˈmā-nē-ˌak\ adjective or noun

megalomaniacal

play \-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\ or less commonly megalomanic play \-ˈma-nik\ adjective

megalomaniacally

play \-mə-ˈnī-ə-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of megalomania in a Sentence

  1. Their CEO has an arrogance that borders on megalomania.

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Origin and Etymology of megalomania

New Latin


MEGALOMANIA Defined for English Language Learners

megalomania

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Definition of megalomania for English Language Learners

  • : a condition or mental illness that causes people to think that they have great or unlimited power or importance


Medical Dictionary

megalomania

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noun meg·a·lo·ma·nia \ ˌmeg-ə-lō-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə \

medical Definition of megalomania

:a delusional mental illness that is marked by feelings of personal omnipotence and grandeur

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