Definitions for overstatementˌoʊ vərˈsteɪt mənt, ˈoʊ vərˌsteɪt-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•stateˌoʊ vərˈsteɪt(v.t.)-stat•ed, -stat•ing.

  1. to state too strongly.

o•ver•state•mentˌoʊ vərˈsteɪt mənt, ˈoʊ vərˌsteɪt-(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exaggeration, overstatement, magnification(noun)

    making to seem more important than it really is


  1. overstatement(Noun)

    An exaggeration; a statement in excess of what is reasonable.

    The story he gave was something of an overstatement of the facts.

  2. overstatement(Noun)

    The tendency to overstate.

    She had a knack for overstatement.

  3. Origin: overstate + -ment


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