Definitions for exaggerationɪgˌzædʒ əˈreɪ ʃən

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  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

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  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

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  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.]

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  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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