Megalomania meaning

mĕg'ə-lō-mā'nē-ə, -mān'yə
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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A passion for obtaining and holding great power, authority, etc.
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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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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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Origin of megalomania

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