Definitions for exaggeratory

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•ag•ger•ateɪgˈzædʒ əˌreɪt(v.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to magnify beyond the limits of truth; overstate; represent disproportionately:

    He exaggerates his accomplishments.

  2. to increase or enlarge abnormally:

    That dress exaggerates my thinness.

  3. (v.i.)to employ exaggeration, as in speech or writing.

Origin of exaggerate:

1525–35; < L exaggerātus, ptp. of exaggerāre to heap up, make greater =ex-ex -1+aggerāre to pile, der. of agger rubble, mound

ex•ag′ger•a•to`ry

Wiktionary

  1. exaggeratory(Adjective)

    exaggerative.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exaggeratory(adj)

    containing, or tending to, exaggeration; exaggerative

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