What does exaggeration mean?

Definitions for exaggerationɪgˌzædʒ əˈreɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hyperbole, exaggeration(noun)

    extravagant exaggeration

  2. exaggeration(noun)

    the act of making something more noticeable than usual

    "the dance involved a deliberate exaggeration of his awkwardness"

  3. exaggeration, overstatement, magnification(noun)

    making to seem more important than it really is

Wiktionary

  1. exaggeration(Noun)

    The act of heaping or piling up.

  2. exaggeration(Noun)

    The act of exaggerating; the act of doing or representing in an excessive manner; a going beyond the bounds of truth, reason, or justice; a hyperbolical representation; hyperbole; overstatement.

  3. exaggeration(Noun)

    A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.

  4. Origin: From Latin exaggeratio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exaggeration(noun)

    the act of heaping or piling up

  2. Exaggeration(noun)

    the act of exaggerating; the act of doing or representing in an excessive manner; a going beyond the bounds of truth reason, or justice; a hyperbolical representation; hyperbole; overstatement

  3. Exaggeration(noun)

    a representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor

  4. Origin: [L. exaggeratio : cf. F. exagration.]

Freebase

  1. Exaggeration

    Exaggeration is a representation of something in an excessive manner. The exaggerator has been a familiar figure in Western culture since at least Aristotle's discussion of the alazon: 'the boaster is regarded as one who pretends to have distinguished qualities which he possesses either not at all or to a lesser degree than he pretends...exaggerating'. It is the opposite of minimisation. Words or expressions associated with exaggeration include: catastrophization hyperbole laying it on thick magnification maximization overreaction overstating stretching the truth

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exaggeration in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exaggeration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Twain:

    The report of my death was an exaggeration.

  2. Neil Mellor:

    I don't think its an exaggeration to say this week has been a game-changer.

  3. William Shakespeare, Venus & Adonis:

    Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everyone else.

  4. George Bernard Shaw:

    Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.

  5. Pedro Freyre:

    It's no exaggeration to say that this is a historic day, i think it is the right thing to do at the right time.

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