mythomania

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mythomania

(mĭth′ə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
A compulsion to embroider the truth, engage in exaggeration, or tell lies.

myth′o·ma′ni·ac′ (-ăk′) n.

mythomania

(mĭth″ō-mā′nē-ă) [Gr. mythos, myth, + mania, madness]
Abnormal tendency to lie and exaggerate.
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In the heated final, between Pathological Liars and the High & Mighty, passion was overflowing as tempers reached boiling point with both teams desperate to win.
Many are, at best, exaggerators of the truth; at worst, pathological liars.
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To all the pathological liars out there, sorry estate agents, who would include their granny in contents of the house if they thought it would boost their commission by one per cent, you can rest easy.
There's a strong reliance, for instance, on Jim Garnson's mix of speculation and hearsay, On The Trail of the Assassins, based in part on the statements of pathological liars and the clinically insane.
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I suspected they were pathological liars before I watched their performance.