Definitions for exaggerationɪgˌzædʒ əˈreɪ ʃən
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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
Origin: [L. exaggeratio : cf. F. exagration.]
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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The report of my death was an exaggeration.
Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.
The banks won't shut, the ATMs will (have cash). All this is exaggeration.
I don't think its an exaggeration to say this week has been a game-changer.
Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everyone else.
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Translations for exaggeration
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- esaxeración, exaxeraciónGalician
- 誇張, 過言, 誇大Japanese
- 誇張, 과장Korean
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