pseudologia fantastica

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A syndrome characterized by habitual telling of implausible lies and fantastic exaggerations, usually half believed by the teller but often transparently improbable to the recipients. Compare factitious disorder. pseudologue n. A person with pseudologia fantastica; a liar. [From Greek pseudes false + logos discourse + phantastikos imaginary, from phantazein to make visible + -ikos of, relating to, or resembling]

Subjects: Psychology.

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