from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
- noun An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A form of insane delusion the subjects of which imagine themselves to be very great, exalted, or powerful personages; the delusion of grandeur.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Pathol.) A form of mental alienation in which the patient has grandiose delusions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
psychopathologicalcondition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
- noun An obsession with
grandioseor extravagantthings or actions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur
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The guy can still do a decent show, but his megalomania is astounding.
The lessons he provides in military tactics are nothing compared to the lessons he provides about what happens when megalomania is harnessed to determination.
It's as completely scrubbed from the story as George Armstrong Custer's megalomania is from They Died With Their Boots On and the evils of slavery are from Gone With the Wind.
Sadly, megalomania is not just limited to the Republicans – I think all politicians and preachers suffer from it.
It's a whole 'nother post to explain why that level of meddling megalomania is kind of pathological for a multi-billion-dollar global corporation, but let's not digress too much.
"It's a whole 'nother post to explain why that level of meddling megalomania is kind of pathological for a multi-billion-dollar global corporation"
Margaret’s Sunday Quickie: My megalomania is showing »
Margaret’s Sunday Quickie: My megalomania is showing «
Neo-con megalomania, which is the belief that American power is absolute, irresistible, and always good, and should therefore be used -- without restraint.
When Turkmenbashi did this sort of thing, it was called megalomania; when federal government of the United States does it, it is called civics education.
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