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mythomania

[mith-uh-mey-nee-uh]
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noun Psychiatry.
  1. lying or exaggerating to an abnormal degree.
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Origin of mythomania

First recorded in 1905–10; mytho- + -mania
Related formsmyth·o·ma·ni·ac [mith-uh-mey-nee-ak] /ˌmɪθ əˈmeɪ niˌæk/, noun, adjective
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  • To dart a lance at mythomania is his delight, while preserving the impassibility of a Parnassian.

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British Dictionary definitions for mythomania

mythomania

noun
  1. psychiatry the tendency to lie, exaggerate, or relate incredible imaginary adventures as if they had really happened, occurring in some mental disorders
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Derived Formsmythomaniac (ˌmɪθəʊˈmeɪnɪˌæk), noun, adjective
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