mythomania

[ mith-uh-mey-nee-uh ]
/ ˌmɪθ əˈmeɪ ni ə /

noun Psychiatry.

lying or exaggerating to an abnormal degree.

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Origin of mythomania

First recorded in 1905–10; mytho- + -mania

OTHER WORDS FROM mythomania

myth·o·ma·ni·ac [mith-uh-mey-nee-ak], /ˌmɪθ əˈmeɪ niˌæk/, noun, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for mythomania

  • To dart a lance at mythomania is his delight, while preserving the impassibility of a Parnassian.

British Dictionary definitions for mythomania

mythomania
/ (ˌmɪθəʊˈmeɪnɪə) /

noun

psychiatry the tendency to lie, exaggerate, or relate incredible imaginary adventures as if they had really happened, occurring in some mental disorders

Derived forms of mythomania

mythomaniac (ˌmɪθəʊˈmeɪnɪˌæk), noun, adjective
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