Definitions for megalomaniaˌmɛg ə loʊˈmeɪ ni ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

meg•a•lo•ma•ni•aˌmɛg ə loʊˈmeɪ ni ə(n.)

  1. a highly exaggerated or delusional concept of one's own importance.

    Category: Psychiatry

  2. an obsession with extravagant or grand things.

Origin of megalomania:

1885–90

meg`a•lo•ma•ni′a•cal-məˈnaɪ ə kəl; -ˈmæn ɪk(adj.)meg`a•lo•man′ic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. megalomania(noun)

    a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur

Wiktionary

  1. megalomania(Noun)

    A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.

  2. megalomania(Noun)

    An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions.

  3. Origin: First attested in 1890, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Megalomania(noun)

    a form of mental alienation in which the patient has grandiose delusions


Translations for megalomania

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

megalomania(noun)

the idea, usually false, that one is great or powerful, combined with a passion for more greatness or power.

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