Megalomania definition

mĕgə-lō-mānē-ə, -mānyə
A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
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A passion for obtaining and holding great power, authority, etc.
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(psychiatry) A mental disorder characterized by delusions of grandeur, power, etc.
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An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions.
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A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
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The definition of megalomania is a mental illness where the person believes they are very important and superior, or a tendency to do very extravagant things.

An example of megalomania is a mentally ill person who thinks they are the Queen of England.

An example of megalomania is a mom throwing her three year old a birthday party with one hundred guests.

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A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
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An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions.
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An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
megalomania
Plural:
megalomanias

Origin of megalomania

  • First attested in 1890, from megalo- +"Ž -mania.

    From Wiktionary