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

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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