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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What is the number of patients who have suffered from mythomania and hubris syndrome in Turkey over the last 11 years?
Mr Crumpton's estimate that 30,000 turbines would power all the UK is mind-bogglingly naive, another FOE journey into mythomania which characterises many of its statements these days (see their website).
Bracken in his postures and his politics is in revolt against the law of the father; yet he can never escape the idea of the preferred brother who shows up throughout the action as an unseen phantom of Bracken's mythomania, now as a down-and-out, now as a war hero, and who is identified finally with Joyce at the end of the play when Bracken confronts him in the condemned cell.
I will return to the more positive aspect of Jameson's dialectic; but for the moment, we might just note his negative description of storytelling as compensatory activity: 'Fabulation -- or if you prefer, mythomania and outright tall tales -- is no doubt the symptom of social and historical impotence, of the blocking of possibilities that leaves little option but the imaginary.
The family said Hirasawa had suffered from the aftereffects of a brain disease, in addition to mythomania.
Francis Campbell is a producer with the agency's Bearpaw Media Productions, and co-producer of Mythomania.
taking care, certainly, to avoid the lingual nerve, the mythomania nerve, the hypnoglossal nerve and above all the inflated lovular, do I take the nodding of your wadding to be a yes?
Gilles Ivain: In your tiny room behind the dock, your bent sleep, your Mythomania.
Although acknowledging that much of the more malicious gossip and lies were unpardonable, Goujon does defend Fargue's mythomania about his own achievements as a form of"revenge" against life.
Conte compares Encolpius's mythomania with the imperial taste for pantomime.
From that rose a powerful mythomania that, as Mojzes puts it, "destroys the sense of real time.
Louis Blues" alone--the best-selling song in any medium by 1930 (Alkyer 37)--provoked commentators into mythomania.