Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is subject to mythomania; a chronic liar.
- n. Someone who suffers from mythomania.
“Research in Soviet archives led Antony Beevor to call Andre Malraux a "mythomaniac".”
“Putting it more starkly, he was a mythomaniac, but the autobiography itself, "Each Man in His Time" 1974, is among the most entertaining books about Hollywood ever written.”
“Of course, they admit, he has also been fingered as a mythomaniac trickster.”
“A mythomaniac, Malraux did heroes wonderfully well, and the great moment in "Man's Fate" occurs when Katov, the professional revolutionary and the novel's hero, gives his cyanide pill to a comrade terrified of being burned alive by Chiang Kai-shek's troops.”
“His description of the origins of the Vietnamese Communist party, for example, is wrong in almost every particular; his warm admiration for John Paul Vann, the mythomaniac American counter-insurgency officer whose career was detailed in Neil Sheehan's Pulitzer-prize winning Bright and Shining Lie (1988), is particularly perverse.”
“‘I am totally fascinated with the mythomaniac fantasia that characterizes some of the villa gardens that surround Rome, and that I first read about in Joscelyn Godwin’s great The Pagan Dream of the Renaissance.”
“It is hard to be sure because almost all the evidence comes from Alma herself, and she was an auto-mythomaniac.”
“Not even the mythomaniac Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel could have anticipated how her legacy would persist triumphantly into the next millennium.”
“L Ron Hubbard was a mythomaniac, a liar and a deeply dishonest person.”
“The favored explanation of most advocates of the “hoax pure and simple” theory is that Plantard was a mythomaniac who actually believed his own fantasies about being the rightful King of France.”
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