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:


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


  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


  1. Grandiosity

    Grandiosity refers to an unrealistic sense of superiority—a sustained view of oneself as better than others that causes the narcissist to view others with disdain or as inferior—as well as to a sense of uniqueness: the belief that few others have anything in common with oneself and that one can only be understood by a few or very special people. Grandiosity is chiefly associated with narcissistic personality disorder, but also commonly features in manic or hypomanic episodes of bipolar disorder.

Translations for megalomania

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


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

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