Definitions for exaggerationɪgˌzædʒ əˈreɪ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ex•ag•ger•a•tionɪgˌzædʒ əˈreɪ ʃən(n.)
the act of exaggerating or overstating.
an instance of exaggerating; an overstatement:
His version of events is a gross exaggeration.
Origin of exaggeration:
the act of making something more noticeable than usual
"the dance involved a deliberate exaggeration of his awkwardness"
exaggeration, overstatement, magnification(noun)
making to seem more important than it really is
The act of heaping or piling up.
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.
A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.
Origin: From Latin exaggeratio
the act of heaping or piling up
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
a representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor
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
Translations for exaggeration
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of exaggerating.
- exageroPortuguese (BR)
- μεγαλοποίηση, υπερβολήGreek
- اغراق؛ مبالغهFarsi
- pretjerivanje, uveličavanjeCroatian
- perbuatan membesar-besarkanIndonesian
- اغراق؛ مبالغهPersian
- مبالغه، افراق، په خبرو كى زياتىPashto
- 誇大Chinese (Trad.)
- مبالغہ آرائیUrdu
- sự cường điệuVietnamese
- 夸大Chinese (Simp.)
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