Definition of delusions of grandeur in English:

delusions of grandeur

phrase

  • A false impression of one's own importance.

    • ‘Thankfully, during week one of the playoffs, it was revealed that all of my friends had fallen prey to similar delusions of grandeur.’
    • ‘The patient entertains delusions of grandeur.’
    • ‘Outing those with delusions of grandeur, paranoia, and entitlement is a tough job, but somebody's done a great job of it.’
    • ‘In his book you'll read about his week in a travel agency, where, on his first day, he was conned into buying birthday lunch for a boss with serious delusions of grandeur.’
    • ‘The purpose of that story was to demonstrate that a well-known and well-respected public figure was actually nothing more than a mindless hack with delusions of grandeur.’
    • ‘It is a pleasingly post-modern twist which Cervantes himself would have enjoyed, having written a book about absurd follies, delusions of grandeur and the deficit between fiction and reality.’
    • ‘You have to guard against delusions of grandeur.’
    • ‘They have managed to negotiate the multi-million pound sale of a player who is not proven at the highest level, seems to lack professionalism and appears to have delusions of grandeur.’
    • ‘I'm not sure what's worse: The naked, unapologetic corruption, or the insane delusions of grandeur.’
    • ‘If you have delusions of grandeur and fancy yourself to be intellectually superior, go on and impress those who are even more challenged than you are.’
    delusions of grandeur, obsessionalism, grandiosity, grandioseness
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