mythomania

[mith-uh-mey-nee-uh]
noun Psychiatry.
lying or exaggerating to an abnormal degree.

Origin:
1905–10; mytho- + -mania

mythomaniac [mith-uh-mey-nee-ak] , noun, adjective
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mythomania (ˌmɪθəʊˈmeɪnɪə)
 
n
psychiatry the tendency to lie, exaggerate, or relate incredible imaginary adventures as if they had really happened, occurring in some mental disorders
 
mythomaniac
 
n, —adj

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His mythomania may have been a way to burnish his image.
There is a mythomania that is also one of the impulses of the traveler-compulsions, really.
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