What does exaggeration mean?

Definitions for exaggeration
ɪgˌzædʒ əˈreɪ ʃənex·ag·ger·a·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  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

Webster Dictionary

  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.]

Freebase

  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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How to say exaggeration in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exaggeration in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exaggeration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of exaggeration in a Sentence

  1. Mark Twain:

    The report of my death was an exaggeration.

  2. Hosea Ballou:

    Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.

  3. Panos Kammenos:

    The banks won't shut, the ATMs will (have cash). All this is exaggeration.

  4. Neil Mellor:

    I don't think its an exaggeration to say this week has been a game-changer.

  5. William Shakespeare, Venus & Adonis:

    Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everyone else.

Images & Illustrations of exaggeration

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