Munchausenism Mun*chau"sen*ism, n. [So called in allusion to Baron Munchausen's extravagant tales of travel.] An extravagant fiction embodying an account of some marvelous exploit or adventure. [1913 Webster]

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  • munchausenism — ənˌizəm noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Baron von Münchausen + English ism : a tall tale it sounds like a Munchausenism but it s the truth A.F.Collins …   Useful english dictionary

  • munchausenism — mun·chau·sen·ism …   English syllables

  • Münchhausen — Munchausenism, n. /myuunkh how zeuhn/, n. Karl Friedrich Hieronymus /kahrddl frddee drddikh hee ay rddoh nyuu moos /, Baron von /feuhn/, 1720 97, German soldier, adventurer, and teller of tales. English, Munchausen /mun chow zeuhn, munch how ,… …   Universalium

  • Munchhausen — noun German raconteur who told preposterous stories about his adventures as a soldier and hunter; his name is now associated with any telling of exaggerated stories or winning lies (1720 1797) • Syn: ↑Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von Munchhausen,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mun|chau|sen — «muhn CH zuhn», adjective. of or having to do with exaggerated and boastful tales, such as those attributed to Baron Münchausen, and typical of Munchausenism …   Useful english dictionary

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