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  • adjective Afflicted with mythomania.


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  • In Hearst's case, the infamous quotation supposedly in a wire to the artist Frederic Remington in Cuba was cobbled up in a memoir by a mythomaniacal correspondent.

    Too Good To Check 2010

  • Dr. Jean Price-Mars, one of the early intellectual champions of the religion, considered possession a behavior of “psychically disequilibrated persons with a mytho-maniacal constitution”; mythomaniacal being defined as “a conscious pathological tendency towards lying and the creation of imaginary fables.”

    The Serpent and the Rainbow Wade Davis 1985

  • The Informant!, meanwhile, embraces its mythomaniacal protagonist with something approaching adoration.

    Top stories from Times Online 2009


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