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folie de grandeur

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

a delusion of grandeur; megalomania.

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

Origin of folie de grandeur

From French
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folie de grandeur
/ French (fɔli də ɡrɑ̃dœr) /

noun

delusions of grandeur

Word Origin for folie de grandeur

literally: madness of grandeur
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