Definition of Mythomania

1. Noun. a compulsion to tell lies and exaggerate the truth ¹



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Definition of Mythomania

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mythomania

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mythomania (current term)
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Literary usage of Mythomania

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1913)
"... false demoniacs, diabolical mythomania, impostors, fasting, ecstasy, Saturnalian revels, subconsciousness and the maladies of personality. ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1920)
"It is only a stage play on their part, a form of simulation, and mythomania is at the root of the process. The author does not assert that all hysterical ..."

3. The Psychoneuroses and Their Treatment by Psychotherapy by E. Gauckler (1915)
"This is no longer, properly speaking, hysteria; it is mythomania, and there is no doubt that a certain number of patients— though certainly not all, ..."

4. The Individual Delinquent: A Text-book of Diagnosis and Prognosis for All by William Healy (1915)
"... matters in courts of law.1 Extensive, very complicated fabrications may be evolved. This has led to the synonyms: mythomania; pseudo- logia phantastica. ..."

5. The Feebly Inhibited: Nomadism, Or the Wandering Impulse, with Special by Charles Benedict Davenport (1915)
"II-6, showed kleptomania and mythomania. Ill .1, insane and melancholy. Ill a. very nervous but capable. Ill .1, had melancholia with stupor; ..."

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