Definition of mythomania in US English:



  • An abnormal or pathological tendency to exaggerate or tell lies.

    • ‘By all accounts, he seems to have been a loving husband, father and son, except for his mythomania.’
    • ‘This mythomania is magnificently enacted by the actress.’
    • ‘Therefore psychologists treat a man suffering from mythomania by confronting him with facts.’
    • ‘If anything, Wells's work is an understatement, because Ellsberg is beyond mythomania.’
    • ‘In short, what the song would seem to indicate upon a first listening is the self-pity and grand mythomania of the long-term drug addict.’