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Help Required................. #151535
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hello everybody......
I am searching for a one word substitution of "aan inveterate liar" or "a person who is suffering from am mania of lying". Is there any word of such kind.....
Please help me in this matter......
bye everybody....
take care...

tuhin

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Hi tuhin, welcome.

The most common answer to your question would be "lawyer".

The more interesting word might be pseudologue, which means a pathological liar.

By the way, are you familiar with the reverse lookup facility in Onelook's online dictionary? It can be quite useful if you're trying to pin down a general concept like this.

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Quote:

I am searching for a one word substitution of "aan inveterate liar" or "a person who is suffering from am mania of lying". Is there any word of such kind.....




Quote:

mythomania

noun

an abnormal or pathological tendency to exaggerate or tell lies.

DERIVATIVES mythomaniac noun & adjective





'A man who knows everything and who never dies.' --Voltaire of the Comte de Saint-Germain.
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An Ananias; a fibber; a prevaricator.

Welcome aBoard, tuhin; I hope you stick around a while.

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Munchausen?

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Korsakoff's Syndrome is a medical condition caused by brain damage and also known as amnesic-confabulatory disorder. The sufferer is unable to remember new information, eg what did you do this morning, and compensates by confabulating. Five minutes later he cannot remember that story and creates a new one. They don't seem to be aware that the current story is invented.

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Korsakoff's Syndrome is a medical condition caused by brain damage and also known as amnesic-confabulatory disorder. The sufferer is unable to remember new information, eg what did you do this morning, and compensates by confabulating. Five minutes later he cannot remember that story and creates a new one. They don't seem to be aware that the current story is invented.




Sounds like a president we had a few years back.


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Thank you everybody for these words.....really interesting ones....i feel fortunate to have found this board ....now i will be able to clear all my doubts....thanks again....

tuhin

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