megalomania : Definition, Usages, News and More

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me guh loh may nee uh

  • n  a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur

  • But there was method to the megalomania.
  • 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.
  • The Wall Street Journal even ran a piece (in 1998, ahem) about the pitchman's skills at addressing crowds with "just a whiff of cheerful megalomania.

  • Ehud Olmert in Boston Globe (registration)
    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."
  • Leonard Cohen in
    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...
  • Bono in Irish Times
    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...

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