mythomania

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

noun Psychiatry.

lying or exaggerating to an abnormal degree.

Origin of mythomania

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

Related forms

myth·o·ma·ni·ac [mith-uh-mey-nee-ak] /ˌmɪθ əˈmeɪ niˌæk/, noun, adjective
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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

mythomaniac (ˌmɪθəʊˈmeɪnɪˌæk), noun, adjective
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