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- adjective Afflicted with
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In Hearst's case, the infamous quotation supposedly in a wire to the artist Frederic Remington in Cuba was cobbled up in a memoir by a mythomaniacal correspondent.
Dr. Jean Price-Mars, one of the early intellectual champions of the religion, considered possession a behavior of “psychically disequilibrated persons with a mytho-maniacal constitution”; mythomaniacal being defined as “a conscious pathological tendency towards lying and the creation of imaginary fables.”
The Informant!, meanwhile, embraces its mythomaniacal protagonist with something approaching adoration.