mythomania

[mith-uh-mey-nee-uh]
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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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British Dictionary definitions for mythomaniac

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
Derived Formsmythomaniac (ˌmɪθəʊˈmeɪnɪˌæk), noun, adjective
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