mythomane

[ mith-uh-meyn ]
/ ˈmɪθ əˌmeɪn /

noun

a person with a strong or irresistible propensity for fantasizing, lying, or exaggerating.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of a mythomane.

Nearby words

  1. mythological,
  2. mythologically,
  3. mythologist,
  4. mythologize,
  5. mythology,
  6. mythomania,
  7. mythomaniac,
  8. mythopoeia,
  9. mythopoeic,
  10. mythopoetize

Origin of mythomane

First recorded in 1950–55; perhaps back formation from mythomania

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