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 (mĭth′ə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
A compulsion to embroider the truth, engage in exaggeration, or tell lies.

myth′o·ma′ni·ac′ (-ăk′) n.


(Psychiatry) psychiatry the tendency to lie, exaggerate, or relate incredible imaginary adventures as if they had really happened, occurring in some mental disorders
mythomaniac n, adj


(ˌmɪθ əˈmeɪ ni ə)

lying or exaggerating to an abnormal degree.
myth`o•ma′ni•ac`, n., adj.


Psychiatry. an abnormal propensity to lie, exaggerate, or twist the truth.
See also: Lies and Lying


[ˌmɪθəʊˈmeɪnɪə] nmitomania
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The scene summarizes itself the true nature of the assailed tyrant: cynicism and mythomania.
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