Megalomania



[meg-uh-loh-mey-nee-uh] /ˌmɛg ə loʊˈmeɪ ni ə/

noun
1.
Psychiatry. a symptom of mental illness marked by delusions of greatness, wealth, etc.
2.
an obsession with doing extravagant or grand things.
/ˌmɛɡələʊˈmeɪnɪə/
noun
1.
a mental illness characterized by delusions of grandeur, power, wealth, etc
2.
(informal) a lust or craving for power
n.

“delusions of greatness,” 1866, from French mégalomanie; see megalo- + mania “madness.”

megalomania meg·a·lo·ma·ni·a (měg’ə-lō-mā’nē-ə, -mān’yə)
n.

meg’a·lo·ma’ni·ac’ n.
meg’a·lo·ma·ni’a·cal (-mə-nī’ə-kəl) or meg’a·lo·man’ic (-mān’ĭk) adj.
megalomania [(meg-uh-loh-may-nee-uh)]

Delusions of grandeur; an extreme form of egotism. Adolf Hitler is generally considered to have been a megalomaniac.

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