Definition of mythomania in English:

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mythomania

Pronunciation: /mɪθə(ʊ)ˈmeɪnɪə/

noun

[mass noun]
An abnormal or pathological tendency to exaggerate or tell lies.
Example sentences
  • Therefore psychologists treat a man suffering from mythomania by confronting him with facts.
  • In short, what the song would seem to indicate upon a first listening is the self-pity and grand mythomania of the long-term drug addict.
  • If anything, Wells's work is an understatement, because Ellsberg is beyond mythomania.

Derivatives

mythomaniac

Pronunciation: /mɪθə(ʊ)ˈmeɪnɪak/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • He learns that Sheikh has a terrifying laugh, that he is a mythomaniac who uses pseudonyms, first telling Pearl that his name is Bashir, then Shabir.
  • The daily newspaper Le Figaro quoted an unidentified source close to the woman as saying she was a ‘mythomaniac’.
  • But maybe there's something just a little bit mad about these people, a little bit mythomaniac about them.

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Line breaks: mytho|mania

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