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English noun: exaggeration

1. exaggeration (communication) extravagant exaggeration


Broader (hypernym)figure, figure of speech, image, trope

2. exaggeration (act) the act of making something more noticeable than usual

SamplesThe dance involved a deliberate exaggeration of his awkwardness.

Broader (hypernym)increase, step-up

3. exaggeration (communication) making to seem more important than it really is

Synonymsmagnification, overstatement

Broader (hypernym)deceit, deception, misrepresentation


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