In the story I am writing, a villain says that his "moral solution/idea" is "better, grander, more shining, more moral" than anything in the world.

What word or phrase could I use to describe that quality?

  • Perhaps "narcissistic grandiosity"? I'm not trying to be funny, it just seems odd to me that the villain is claiming higher moral ground without adding something to make it clear he is doing so only in his own mind. Apr 24, 2016 at 13:53
  • Actually, by destroying the world, he claims that he is making way for a new species better than the "filthy humans". In his mind, humans' existence is blocking the chain of natural evolution :)
    – phong
    Apr 24, 2016 at 13:54
  • I just could NOT resist: eviloverlord.com/lists/overlord.html
    – Bookeater
    Apr 24, 2016 at 14:10
  • ahhhhhhhh...what?
    – phong
    Apr 25, 2016 at 4:11

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Not coming up with any one-word adjectives, but as a noun, what about 'pinnacle'?

  • I have been using "pinnacle" quite lot in this chapter. I'm looking for a different words. But thanks :D
    – phong
    Apr 24, 2016 at 14:00

How about the word grand?

It has many meaning, so for instance:

An endeavor with a grand mission. (i.e. Having a serious moral purpose; noble)


Corruption on a grand scale. (i.e. Large and impressive in size or extent)

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