from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A condition resembling mania.
  • noun A mental disease characterized by self-accusation of crimes never committed.
  • noun An uncontrollable impulse to practise deceit.


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  • Next to the selfish lie for protection -- of special psychological interest for adolescent crime -- is what we may call pseudomania, seen especially in pathological girls in their teens, who are honeycombed with selfishness and affectation and have a passion for always acting

    Youth: Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene


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