Definition of delusions of grandeur in English:

delusions of grandeur


  • A false impression of one's own importance.

    • ‘The patient entertains delusions of grandeur.’
    • ‘I'm not sure what's worse: The naked, unapologetic corruption, or the insane 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Thankfully, during week one of the playoffs, it was revealed that all of my friends had fallen prey to similar delusions of grandeur.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘You have to guard against 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    delusions of grandeur, obsessionalism, grandiosity, grandioseness
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