munchausenism definition

  • noun:
    • An extravagant fiction embodying a free account of some marvelous take advantage of or adventure.
    • A disposition to have pleasure in extravagant romance and crazy exaggeration, in the manner of Baron Munchausen, the hero of a work of fiction initially composed by Rudolph Erich Raspe (1737–94), a German scholar and adventurer, whoever work, written in English, and published in The united kingdomt in 1785, was afterwards broadened by booksellers' cheats, and became highly popular.
    • A grossly overstated tale or declaration like those of Baron Munchausen; an incredible tale; a ‘whopping’ lie.

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