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Megalomania (from the Greek word μεγαλομανία) is a psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, genius, or omnipotence - often generally termed as delusions of grandeur. The word is a collaboration of the word "mania" meaning madness and the Greek "megalo" meaning an obsession with grandiosity and extravagance, a common symptom of megalomania. It is sometimes symptomatic of manic or paranoid disorders. Look up megalomania in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Psychopathology is a term which refers to either the study of mental illness or mental distress, or the manifestation of behaviors and experiences which may be indicative of mental illness or psychological impairment. ... For the business meaning, see Wealth (economics). ... Much of the recent sociological debate on power revolves around the issue of the constraining and/or enabling nature of power. ... A genius is a person of great intelligence. ... Omnipotence (literally, all power) is power with no limits or inexhaustible, in other words, unlimited power. ... This article is an expansion of a section entitled Mania from within the main article Bipolar disorder. ... For other senses of this word, see paranoia (disambiguation). ...


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What is Megalomania? (646 words)
Megalomania is an unrealistic belief in one's superiority, grandiose abilities, and even omnipotence.
Although megalomania is a term often ascribed to anyone who is power-hungry, the clinical definition is that of a mental illness associated with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD).
Megalomania is also sometimes associated with bipolar disorder; a depressive illness that is characterized by mood swings from extreme lows to extreme highs.
Dictionary.com/Word of the Day Archive/megalomania (227 words)
During that year and a half of waiting, a writer is visited by every emotion in the fun house, from rosy anticipation to exultation, megalomania, brooding, dread, cringing humility, avarice, guilt and, finally, stolid acceptance.
Mao was a man of considerable charisma and megalomania.
Megalomania is an occupational hazard for judges, said Prof.
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