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  1. exaggerating

    Exaggeration is the representation of something as more extreme or dramatic than it really is. Exaggeration may occur intentionally or unintentionally. Exaggeration can be a rhetorical device or figure of speech. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression. Amplifying achievements, obstacles and problems to seek attention is an everyday occurrence Inflating the difficulty of achieving a goal after attaining it, can be used to bolster self-esteem.In the arts, exaggerations are used to create emphasis or effect. As a literary device, exaggerations is often used in poetry, and is frequently encountered in casual speech. Many times the usages of hyperbole describes something as better or worse than it really is. An example of hyperbole is: "The bag weighed a ton." Hyperbole makes the point that the bag was very heavy, though it probably does not weigh a ton.Exaggerating is also a type of deception, as well as a means of malingering – magnifying small injuries or discomforts as an excuse to avoid responsibilities.

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  1. Exaggerating

    of Exaggerate

  2. Exaggeratingadjective

    that exaggerates; enlarging beyond bounds

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exaggerating in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exaggerating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of exaggerating in a Sentence

  1. Jeffrey Lewis:

    I would be careful about exaggerating characterizations that may help excuse a mundane intelligence failure, if we say some innovation is impossible to imagine, then no one is really responsible for missing it.

  2. Tony Li:

    From what I heard, some of the newest technologies can help doctors identify tumors at earlier stages, and that's great, but the internet has a tendency of exaggerating things, giving us enormous false hope.

  3. Bob Barnes:

    I always feel like people are going to think I’m exaggerating when I try to explain the wind, but it’s outrageous, it’s violent.

  4. Norman Zalkind:

    If she hadn't lied about certain injuries and had told the truth instead of exaggerating, she would have probably gotten some money anyway.

  5. Yang Yujun:

    Certain countries are roping in countries from outside the region to get involved in the South China Sea issue, putting on a big show of force, deliberately exaggerating the tense atmosphere in the region, this way of doing things will not have a beneficial effect on the situation in the South China Sea.

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