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From megalomania +‎ -ac.

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Noun edit

megalomaniac (plural megalomaniacs)

  1. One affected with or exhibiting megalomania.
    • 1929, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, When the World Screamed[1]:
      'Well, I don't know him well enough yet to say, but I will admit that if he is not a mere bullying megalomaniac, and if what he says is true, then he certainly is in a class by himself.'

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megalomaniac (comparative more megalomaniac, superlative most megalomaniac)

  1. Of, exhibiting, or affected with megalomania.
    • 2013, Jon Huer, Call from the Cave: Our Cruel Nature and Quest for Power, Rowman & Littlefield, →ISBN, page 241:
      Often, for good measure, Hitler is given as an example of a megalomaniac person. So, for our convenience, Hitler personifies the illness called megalomania []

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