noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek mythos + Late Latin mania mania Date: circa 1909 an excessive or abnormal propensity for lying and exaggerating • mythomaniac noun or adjective

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  • mythomania — [mith΄ə mā′nē ə, mith΄əmān′yə] n. [ModL: see MYTHO & MANIA] Psychiatry an abnormal tendency to lie or exaggerate mythomaniac adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Mythomania — Pseudologie (v. griech.: ψεῦδος pseudos „falsch“; λόγος logos „Rede“) ist das krankhafte Verlangen eines Menschen, zu lügen. Motivation ist meist Geltungssucht oder Hysterie. Pseudologia phantastica bezeichnet in der Psychiatrie seit Anton… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mythomania — mythomaniac /mith euh may nee ak /, n., adj. /mith euh may nee euh/, n. Psychiatry. lying or exaggerating to an abnormal degree. [1905 10; MYTHO + MANIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • mythomania — noun a compulsion to tell lies and exaggerate the truth …   Wiktionary

  • mythomania — mytho·ma·nia .mith ə mā nē ə, nyə n an excessive or abnormal propensity for lying and exaggerating …   Medical dictionary

  • mythomania — lying or exaggerating to an abnormal extent Manias and Obsessions …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • mythomania — mɪθə meɪnɪə n. unhealthy tendency to tell imagined and impossible tales …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mythomania — noun an abnormal or pathological tendency to exaggerate or tell lies. Derivatives mythomaniac noun & adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • mythomania — myth·o·ma·nia …   English syllables

  • mythomania — myth•o•ma•ni•a [[t]ˌmɪθ əˈmeɪ ni ə[/t]] n. psi lying or exaggerating to an abnormal degree • Etymology: 1905–10 myth o•ma′ni•ac , n. adj …   From formal English to slang

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