il/la mitomane

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun il/la mitomane that means mythomaniac. This noun can also be used as an adjective with the verb essere (as seen in our example below). A mythomaniac is a person who tends to embellish the truth and/or compulsively lies. Another translation could conceivably be a compulsive liar. See the noun used below in its context:

Gianna è una persona molto simpatica e divertente ma forse esagera quando racconta le storie che le sono successe. È un po’ mitomane.

Gianna is a very nice and fun person, but perhaps she exaggerates when she tells stories that have happened to her. She is a bit of a mythomaniac.

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