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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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But they were also true to the mythomaniacs who inhabited
Both men were mythomaniacs with a genius for self-promotion; they had powerful wills and liked to test themselves in acts of physical defiance.
The Futurists were in any case mythographers, one might even say "mythomaniacs." Their use of "zaum" or "trans-sense" language, which Wachtel mentions only in passing, was part of their mythomania.