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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Another example is the creation of the word "assault weapon," which was a "truly sleazy piece of semantic sedition [that] can be laid right at the feet of Josh Sugarmann, Minister of Propaganda for the Violence Policy Center, and also an apparently compulsive liar.
He is a compulsive liar," said the former military ruler, who had toppled Sharif's government and seized power in October 1999 in a bloodless coup and sent him into exile in 2000 for a decade.
Thankfully, there were crumbs of comfort in some of the individual performances, with Andrew Schofield's compulsive liar of a builder, Dickie Lewis, a lugubrious delight.
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McNab had been in a relationship for four years with Miss Clark, who said that he was a compulsive liar, and regularly used drugs and violence.
A self-avowed compulsive liar, Van der Sloot has several times given and retracted admissions of involvement in Holloway's disappearance.
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But it soon becomes apparent that everything he says has to be treated with caution: is he a compulsive liar or is there something more devious and sinister going on?
Chenery-Wickens was also described by a fellow spiritualist minister as a compulsive liar who preyed on vulnerable women using charm and deceit.
Far from the ideal son he appears to be, Guillermo turns out to be a compulsive liar.
What drove him to become a compulsive liar and how deeply rooted this problem was in his past goes unexplored.
To anyone who has been around a compulsive liar, the pattern of Anne Heche's comments will seem sadly familiar.