Definition of Delusions of grandeur

1. Noun. A delusion (common in paranoia) that you are much greater and more powerful and influential than you really are.

Generic synonyms: Delusion, Psychotic Belief
Group relationships: Megalomania



Definition of Delusions of grandeur

1. Noun. (plural of delusion of grandeur) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Delusions Of Grandeur

delundung
delusion
delusion of control
delusion of grandeur
delusion of negation
delusion of persecution
delusion of reference
delusional
delusional parasitosis
delusional powers or abilities
delusionally
delusionary
delusions
delusions of grandeur (current term)
delusions of persecution
delusive
delusively
delusiveness
delusivenesses
delusory
deluster
delustered
delustering
delusters
delustre
deluxe
delvauxite
delvauxites

Literary usage of Delusions of grandeur

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1. The Unsound Mind and the Law: A Presentation of Forensic Psychiatry by George W. Jacoby (1918)
"3—A period of heightened self-esteem (delusions of grandeur). 4—A period of feeble-mindedness (dementia). Like all other forms of dementia praecox, ..."

2. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1896)
"At no time did he exhibit many delusions of grandeur—in fact, they were conspicuously absent. As was stated before, he had no history nor evidence of ..."

3. Mental medicine and nursing for use in training-schools for nurses and in by Robert Howland Chase (1915)
"In paresis the feeling of well being and the delusions of grandeur are based on a change in the organic sensations. The lost sense of fatigue is due to ..."

4. The Primer of Psychology by Edward Bradford Titchener (1906)
"Then come delusions of grandeur, maniacal fits, unruffled self-satisfaction ; and, on the motor side, laboured and interrupted speech, scratchy handwriting, ..."

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