mythomania


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myth·o·ma·ni·a

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

myth′o·ma′ni·ac′ (-ăk′) n.

mythomania

(ˌmɪθəʊˈmeɪnɪə)
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

myth•o•ma•ni•a

(ˌmɪθ əˈmeɪ ni ə)

n.
lying or exaggerating to an abnormal degree.
[1905–10]
myth`o•ma′ni•ac`, n., adj.

mythomania

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

mythomania

[ˌmɪθəʊˈmeɪnɪə] nmitomania
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Looking back at this foundational text with the distance and disinterest a half century affords, we can now see not only the very real achievements of Oberhausen but the sometimes problematic consequences of the heroic narrative it gave rise to--the oversights and exclusions, the denial and distortion such mythomania invariably entails--and therefore also the need to reconsider the historical record and retell the tale.
Professor Ljubomir Frckovski comments for Dnevnik that a particular problem in this country is the fact that some national -ethnic mythomania is being created.
The scene summarizes itself the true nature of the assailed tyrant: cynicism and mythomania.
In reality, this is not a matter of a lie but of mythomania.
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EW: I haven't fabricated anything or told any lies, if that's what you mean by mythomania.
Of these, Montagu (ne Israel Ehrenburg) emerged from the anthropological atelier of Franz Boas--who devoted his whole later life to condoning and publicising environmentalist mythomania, most notoriously in the case of Mead's Samoans--and became, even by Boasian standards, a gross apologist for Stalinism.
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The uncertain narrator in Dust has in fact told us a story of a dual myth-making or mythomania.