megalomaniac

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n megalomaniac a pathological egotist
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • megalomaniac Pertaining to or characterized by megalomania.
    • n megalomaniac One who suffers from megalomania.
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Quotations

  • David Ogilvy
    David Ogilvy
    “I always said that mega-mergers were for megalomaniacs.”

Usage

In literature:

In my opinion he's just a homicidal megalomaniac with a turn for science.
"The Lost World" by Arthur Conan Doyle
That is the point overlooked by the megalomaniac school of Nietzsche and Shaw.
"War and the Future" by H. G. Wells
Both worlds are egocentric, megalomaniac, filled to the full with unbridled human will and desire.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
A sensitive, susceptible, exaggerative, earnest man: a megalomaniac, who would be lost without a sense of humor.
"Man And Superman" by George Bernard Shaw
Croatia was ejected from this leper colony by virtue of the death of its megalomaniac autocrat and his replacement by ex-communists.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Hence the emergence of that most sinister of all types, the efficient megalomaniac.
"The Art of Letters" by Robert Lynd
I had jested with him, calling it a megalomaniac notion.
"Jaffery" by William J. Locke
But whisky transformed him from a twitching neurotic into a megalomaniac.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
Everyone of them was a twisted megalomaniac.
"The Penal Cluster" by Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
There is a megalomaniac in every parish of Scotland.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
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In news:

Incubus — "Megalomaniac" from ' Incubus HQ Live'.
Casting Nicole Kidman as the glacial, intractably smooth megalomaniac Mrs Coulter in The Golden Compass is no less inspired for being obvious.
Casting Nicole Kidman as The Golden Compass 's glacial, intractably smooth megalomaniac Mrs Coulter is no less inspired for being obvious.
Incubus — " Megalomaniac " from 'Incubus HQ Live'.
Hopkins doesn't so much imitate the vile, vindictive little megalomaniac as reconstruct him from the ground up.
If this doesn't show just what a megalomaniac is in charge, then I don't know what will.
In 1937, during a self-exile from organized baseball, Satchel Paige pitched in the Dominican Republic for a team backed by the megalomaniacal dictator Rafael Trujillo.
The WikiLeaks founder is an unscrupulous megalomaniac with a political agenda.
These 5 megalomaniacs just love telling us how to live our lives.
Like Ron Burgundy, Will Farrell's character in the film "Anchorman," Mr King's overinflated sense of purpose and self-righteousness borders on the megalomaniacal.
Greedy, misogynistic, megalomaniacal bag of dicks.
In "Skyfall," Daniel Craig's James Bond (left) battles Javier Bardem's megalomaniac Raoul Silva, who follows the tradition of archenemies.
Taking liberties with history, the Bard depicts him as a deformed, amoral, and fascinating megalomaniac HPR's Noe Tanigawa reports.
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