grandiose

grandiose
Pertaining to feelings of great importance, expansiveness, or delusions of grandeur. [It. grandioso, fr. L. grandis, large]

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gran·di·ose 'gran-dē-.ōs, .gran-dē-' adj characterized by affectation of grandeur or splendor or by absurd exaggeration <a paranoid patient with \grandiose delusions>
gran·di·ose·ly adv
gran·di·os·i·ty .gran-dē-'äs-ət-ē n, pl -ties

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gran·di·ose (granґde-ōs″) in psychiatry, pertaining to exaggerated beliefs or claims of one's importance or identity, often manifested by delusions of great wealth, power, or fame.

Medical dictionary. 2011.


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