megalomania

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French mégalomanie; equivalent to megalo- +‎ -mania.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌmɛɡəloʊˈmeɪniə/, /ˌmɛɡəloʊˈmeɪnjə/
  • Rhymes: -eɪniə

Noun[edit]

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megalomania (countable and uncountable, plural megalomanias)

  1. A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
    • 1936 Sept. 15, F. Scott Fitzgerald, letter to Beatrice Dance:
      As to Ernest... He is quite as nervously broken down as I am but it manifests itself in different ways. His inclination is towards megalomania and mine towards melancholy.
    Synonym: delusion of grandeur
    Antonym: micromania
  2. (obsolete) Narcissistic personality disorder.
  3. An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions.

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Translations[edit]

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

megalo- +‎ -mania

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

megalomania f (plural megalomanies)

  1. megalomania

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Further reading[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmeɡɑlomɑniɑ/, [ˈme̞ɡɑˌlo̞mɑˌniɑ]
  • Rhymes: -iɑ
  • Syllabification: me‧ga‧lo‧ma‧ni‧a

Noun[edit]

megalomania

  1. megalomania

Declension[edit]

Inflection of megalomania (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative megalomania megalomaniat
genitive megalomanian megalomanioiden
megalomanioitten
partitive megalomaniaa megalomanioita
illative megalomaniaan megalomanioihin
singular plural
nominative megalomania megalomaniat
accusative nom. megalomania megalomaniat
gen. megalomanian
genitive megalomanian megalomanioiden
megalomanioitten
megalomaniainrare
partitive megalomaniaa megalomanioita
inessive megalomaniassa megalomanioissa
elative megalomaniasta megalomanioista
illative megalomaniaan megalomanioihin
adessive megalomanialla megalomanioilla
ablative megalomanialta megalomanioilta
allative megalomanialle megalomanioille
essive megalomaniana megalomanioina
translative megalomaniaksi megalomanioiksi
instructive megalomanioin
abessive megalomaniatta megalomanioitta
comitative megalomanioineen
Possessive forms of megalomania (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person megalomaniani megalomaniamme
2nd person megalomaniasi megalomanianne
3rd person megalomaniansa

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

megalo- +‎ mania

Noun[edit]

megalomania f (plural megalomanie)

  1. megalomania

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɛ.ɡa.lɔˈmaɲ.ja/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɲja
  • Syllabification: me‧ga‧lo‧man‧ia

Noun[edit]

megalomania f

  1. megalomania
    Synonym: megalomaństwo

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjective
nouns

Further reading[edit]

  • megalomania in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • megalomania in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

megalomania f (plural megalomanias)

  1. megalomania (condition characterised by delusional fantasies of wealth, power or omnipotence)