megalomania megalomania  /ˌmɛ ɡə loʊ ˈmeɪ ni ə/


  • (n) a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur

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  1. But there was method to the megalomania.
  2. In close collaboration with his confidant and architect of choice, Albert Speer, Hitler sought to cast his megalomania in concrete by radically reshaping the city's center.
  3. On the surface it looked like a case of megalomania aggravated by logic.



  1. On Iran, Olmert said Israel would act within the international system, adding, "Part of our megalomania and our loss of proportions is the things that are said here about Iran. We are a country that has lost a sense of proportion about itself."
    on Sep 29, 2008 By: Ehud Olmert Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. "I was flipped out at the time," Cohen said later, "and he certainly was flipped out. For me, the expression was withdrawal and melancholy, and for him, megalomania and insanity and a devotion to armaments that was really intolerable. In the...
    on Sep 16, 2004 By: Leonard Cohen Source:

  3. "The thing about U2 that nobody seems to get," says Bono, "is that the very things people think about us, which is the megalomania and the immodesty, they're so far from the truth. People don't see that. We had doing some work on...
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: Bono Source: Irish Times

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