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What is it Called when Someone...

goes to the extreme to justify their action or try to win a point? Kind of like exaggerating but there's a term for when people do this over and over again. Can't think of it and it's bugging me. Any ideas?

 

For example - they say they were up all night doing something when they were only up till 1am.

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Re: What is it Called when Someone...


@ThinkingOutLoud wrote:

goes to the extreme to justify their action or try to win a point? Kind of like exaggerating but there's a term for when people do this over and over again. Can't think of it and it's bugging me. Any ideas?

 

For example - they say they were up all night doing something when they were only up till 1am.


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                                           Fibber?

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Re: What is it Called when Someone...

Right fighters is what Dr. Phil calls it.

 

"Do you want to live in peace or be right and have the last word all the time".

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Re: What is it Called when Someone...

No - it's more like they can't admit they made a mistake. There's an actual name for it.

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In my experience that person would be called a man. I'm only sorta kidding, 

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Re: What is it Called when Someone...

The following is a list I found on a grammar website:

 

1) Shameless

2) Arrogant

3) Incorrigable

4) Remorseless

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Re: What is it Called when Someone...

The word that comes to mind us "egotist."

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Re: What is it Called when Someone...

@ThinkingOutLoud  - Some guesses are: overelaborate, overembellish, overhype, overgeneralize, overidealize, overinflate, overexaggerate, overestimate, overstate?

 

Hope you can find the word you are seeking. 

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Re: What is it Called when Someone...

Thanks for the responses so far. I keep trying to think how to explain it. It's like a personality defect like narcissistic but that's not it.

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embroider, exaggerator, dramatist, fabricator, embellisher, hyperbolist.

 

 

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