Definitions for exaggerationɪgˌzædʒ əˈreɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•ag•ger•a•tionɪgˌzædʒ əˈreɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of exaggerating or overstating.

  2. an instance of exaggerating; an overstatement:

    His version of events is a gross exaggeration.

Origin of exaggeration:

1555–65

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

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


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

exaggeration(noun)

the act of exaggerating.

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