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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Definitions for mythomane

  1. a person with a strong or irresistible propensity for fantasizing, lying, or exaggerating.
  2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a mythomane.

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Citations for mythomane
"Having lived with a mythomane," she wrote, "I know they believe everything they say; they are not conscious liars, they invent to increase everything about themselves and their lives and believe it." Nicholas Shakespeare, “A Life Less Ordinary,” Granta, 1998,
The flash-before-the-crash yarn is fantasy springing from the untrustworthy lips of a mythomane. Martyn Gregory, Diana: The Last Days, 1999
Origin of mythomane
1950-1955
Mythomane emerged in the 1950s and may be a back formation of mythomania meaning "lying to an abnormal degree."
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