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exaggeration

noun

1 exaggeration

Extravagant exaggeration.

synonym: hyperbole.

Roget 884: boasting etc. v.; boast, vaunt, crake; pretense, pretensions; puff, puffery; flourish, fanfaronade; gasconade; ... show more

Roget 835: aggravation, worsening, heightening; exacerbation; exasperation; overestimation etc. 482; exaggeration etc. 549.   

Roget 555: misrepresentation, distortion, caricatura, exaggeration; daubing etc. v.; bad likeness, daub, sign painting; scratch, caricature; anamorphosis; burlesque, ... show more

Roget 549: exaggeration; expansion etc. 194; hyperbole, stretch, strain, coloring; high coloring, caricature, caricatura; extravagance etc. (nonsense) ... show more

Roget 544: falsehood, falseness; falsity, falsification; deception etc. 545; untruth etc. 546; guile; lying etc. ... show more

Roget 523: misinterpretation, misapprehension, misunderstanding, misacceptation, misconstruction, misapplication; catachresis; eisegesis; cross-reading, cross-purposes; mistake etc. 495.    misrepresentation, ... show more

Roget 521: figure of speech; facon de parler [Fr.], way of speaking, colloquialism.    phrase etc. 566; figure, trope, metaphor, enallage, catachresis; metonymy [Gramm.], ... show more

Roget 497: absurdity, absurdness etc. adj.; imbecility etc. 499; alogy, nonsense, utter nonsense; paradox, inconsistency; stultiloquy, ... show more

Roget 482: overestimation etc. v.; exaggeration etc. 549; vanity etc. 880; optimism, pessimism, pessimist.    much cry and little wool, ... show more

Roget 546: untruth, falsehood, lie, story, thing that is not, fib, bounce, crammer, taradiddle, whopper; jhuth.    forgery, fabrication, invention; ... show more

Dutch: hyperbool
Polish: hiperbola, przesadnia



2 exaggeration

The act of making something more noticeable than usual.

Dutch: overdrijving
Polish: przesada, przesadność, egzageracja, nadmierność

3 exaggeration

Making to seem more important than it really is.

synonyms: magnification, overstatement.

Polish: przecenienie


Moby thesaurus: abandon, abstractionism, accelerando, acceleration, affectation, aggrandizement, aggravation, amplification, beefing-up, blague, blowing up, blowup, boundlessness, cock-and-bull story, coloring, command of language, concentration, condensation, confabulation, consolidation ... show more.

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