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hyperbole

noun

1 hyperbole

Extravagant exaggeration.

synonym: exaggeration.

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

Dutch: hyperbool
Polish: hiperbola, przesadnia




Moby thesaurus: abandon, abstractionism, aggrandizement, amplification, ballyhoo, big talk, blowing up, boundlessness, burlesque, caricature, coloring, deformation, dilatation, dilation, distortion, egregiousness, embellishment, enhancement, enlargement, enormousness ... show more.

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