megalomaniac
adjective or noun see megalomania

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • megalomaniac — 1882 (n.), 1883 (adj.), from MEGALOMANIA (Cf. megalomania) (q.v.). The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many… …   Etymology dictionary

  • megalomaniac — UK [ˌmeɡələʊˈmeɪnɪˌæk] / US [ˌmeɡəloʊˈmeɪnɪˌæk] noun [countable] Word forms megalomaniac : singular megalomaniac plural megalomaniacs someone who enjoys power over other people and always wants more of it …   English dictionary

  • megalomaniac — meg|a|lo|ma|ni|ac [ˌmegələuˈmeıniæk US lou ] n someone who wants to have a lot of power for themselves and enjoys having control over other people s lives >megalomaniac adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • megalomaniac — [[t]me̱gələme͟ɪniæk[/t]] megalomaniacs N COUNT: oft N n (disapproval) If you describe someone as a megalomaniac, you are criticizing them because they enjoy being powerful, or because they believe that they are more powerful or important than… …   English dictionary

  • megalomaniac — noun (C) someone who believes they are extremely important or powerful and tries to control other people s lives megalomaniac adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • megalomaniac — megalomania ► NOUN 1) obsession with the exercise of power. 2) the delusion that one has great power or importance. DERIVATIVES megalomaniac noun & adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • megalomaniac — /meg euh loh may nee ak /, n. 1. a person afflicted with megalomania. adj. 2. Also, megalomaniacal /meg euh loh meuh nuy euh keuhl/, megalomanic /meg euh loh man ik/. of, pertaining to, or suggesting megalomania or a person who is afflicted with… …   Universalium

  • megalomaniac — noun One affected with or exhibiting megalomania …   Wiktionary

  • megalomaniac — A person exhibiting megalomania. * * * meg·a·lo·ma·ni·ac mā nē .ak n one affected with or exhibiting megalomania * * * meg·a·lo·ma·ni·ac (meg″ə lo maґne ak) an individual exhibiting megalomania …   Medical dictionary

  • megalomaniac — meg|a|lo|ma|ni|ac [ ,megəlou meıni,æk ] noun count someone who enjoys power over other people and always wants more of it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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