delusion of grandeur

delusion of grandeur
grandiose delusion a delusion involving an exaggerated concept of one's importance, power, or knowledge or that one is, or has a special relationship with, a deity or a famous person; it is one of the subtypes of delusional disorder.

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  • delusion of grandeur — noun The false belief that one is important or powerful. Syn: megalomania …   Wiktionary

  • delusion of grandeur — false belief that one is extremely powerful or important …   English contemporary dictionary

  • delusion — delusion, illusion overlap in meaning because both are to do with things wrongly believed or thought for various reasons. There is, however, a distinguishing principle: a delusion is a wrong belief regarded from the point of view of the person… …   Modern English usage

  • delusion — act of misleading someone, early 15c.; as a form of mental derangement, 1550s, from L. delusionem (nom. delusio) a deceiving, from pp. stem of deludere (see DELUDE (Cf. delude)). Technically, delusion is a belief that, though false, has been… …   Etymology dictionary

  • delusion — [di lo͞o′zhən] n. [ME delusioun < LL delusio < delusus, pp. of deludere] 1. a deluding or being deluded 2. a false belief or opinion 3. Psychiatry a false, persistent belief maintained in spite of evidence to the contrary delusional adj.… …   English World dictionary

  • Delusion — This article is about psychiatric condition. For the concept in Eastern spirituality, see Delusion (spirituality). Delusionism redirects here. For Wikipedia delusionism (also known as inletionism ), see meta:delusionism. See also: Delusional… …   Wikipedia

  • delusion — n. 1) to cherish, cling to a delusion 2) a delusion that + clause (he was under a delusion that he would inherit money) 3) under a delusion (to labor under a delusion) 4) (misc.) delusions of grandeur * * * [dɪ luːʒ(ə)n] cling to a delusion (misc …   Combinatory dictionary

  • delusion — [[t]dɪlu͟ːʒ(ə)n[/t]] delusions 1) N COUNT: usu with supp A delusion is a false idea. I was under the delusion that he intended to marry me. 2) N UNCOUNT Delusion is the state of believing things that are not true. Insinuations about her mental… …   English dictionary

  • delusion — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ dangerous ▪ paranoid ▪ collective, mass, popular (esp. AmE) ▪ He dismissed the so called miracle as a collective delusion …   Collocations dictionary

  • delusion — delusional, delusionary, adj. /di looh zheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of deluding. 2. the state of being deluded. 3. a false belief or opinion: delusions of grandeur. 4. Psychiatry. a fixed false belief that is resistant to reason or… …   Universalium

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