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folie de grandeur

[French faw-leeduh grahn-dœr] /French fɔ lidə grɑ̃ˈdœr/
noun, plural folies de grandeur
[French faw-leeduh grahn-dœr] /French fɔ lidə grɑ̃ˈdœr/ (Show IPA).
Psychiatry.
1.
a delusion of grandeur; megalomania.
Also, folie des grandeurs
[French faw-lee dey grahn-dœr] /French fɔ li deɪ grɑ̃ˈdœr/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of folie de grandeur
< French
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folie de grandeur

/fɔli də ɡrɑ̃dœr/
noun
1.
delusions of grandeur
Word Origin
literally: madness of grandeur
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Contemporary definitions for folie-de-grandeur
noun

delusions of grandeur

Word Origin

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