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
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