Definition of folie de grandeur in English:

folie de grandeur

Syllabification: fo·lie de gran·deur
Pronunciation: /ˈfôˌlēdəgräNˈdər


  • Delusions of grandeur.
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    • Hopefully, it was not a harbinger of more delusional folie de grandeur.
    • For the whole folie de grandeur of this absurd project points to a genuine revolution in ‘brand reinforcement.’
    • ‘The Daily Mail maybe, but this sounds like folie de grandeur,’ he says.


late 19th century: French.

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