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If a kleptomaniac is compulsive thief, which term is used for a compulsive liar?

I have searched extensively but to no avail. Is there an equivalent?

  • This could even go on EL&U – gen-z ready to perish Jul 18 '19 at 5:35
  • I'm partial to the phrase "serial fabulist," although it has the slightly more specific meaning of someone who continually makes up fake stories and passes them off as real. – Canadian Yankee Jul 18 '19 at 15:02
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The closest I could think of is mythomaniac. The definition of mythomania:

An excessive or abnormal propensity for lying and exaggerating

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A term used is "compulsive liar". Another term is "pathological liar".

Sometimes a distinction is drawn: pathological liars say whatever they think will benefit them most, they don't seem to know what is true and what is false. Compulsive liars know what is a lie, but they lie for no apparent benefit to themselves.

Typing "compulsive liar" into a search engine provides lots of further examples.

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