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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