folie de grandeur

[French faw-leeduh grahn-dœr]

noun, plural fo·lies de gran·deur [French faw-leeduh grahn-dœr] /French fɔ lidə grɑ̃ˈdœr/. Psychiatry.

a delusion of grandeur; megalomania.

Also folie des grandeurs [French faw-lee dey grahn-dœr] /French fɔ li deɪ grɑ̃ˈdœr/.

Origin of folie de grandeur

From French Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for folie de grandeur

folie de grandeur


delusions of grandeur

Word Origin for folie de grandeur

literally: madness of grandeur
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