Definitions for megalomaniaˌmɛg ə loʊˈmeɪ ni ə
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a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur
A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions.
Origin: First attested in 1890, from .
a form of mental alienation in which the patient has grandiose delusions
Origin: [NL., fr. megalo- + mania.]
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.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There exists no greater megalomania than thinking that we are all alone in this cosmic ocean!
Woman cannot be free until man's mind is liberated from the megalomania! His self-exaltation is the mother of the gender inequalities. Till we eliminate his exacerbated narcissism, woman will remain unfree!
Translations for megalomania
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- storhedsvanvid, megalomaniDanish
- suuruudenhulluus, megalomaniaFinnish
- שִׁגְעוֹן גַּדְלוּתHebrew
- grootheidswaan, megalomanie, grootheidswaanzinDutch
- megalomanie, grandomanieRomanian
- мания величия, мегаломанияRussian
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