HyperDic: exaggeration

English > 3 senses of the word exaggeration:
NOUNcommunicationexaggeration, hyperboleextravagant exaggeration
actexaggerationthe act of making something more noticeable / noticeable / noticeable than usual / usual
communicationexaggeration, overstatement, magnificationmaking to seem more important than it really is
exaggeration > pronunciation
Soundsihgzae.jherey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > exaggeration: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningextravagant exaggeration.
Synonymhyperbole
Broadertrope, figure of speech, figure, imagelanguage used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
Spanishexageración, hipérbole
Catalanexageració, hipèrbole
Verbsexaggerateto enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
English > exaggeration: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of making something more noticeable / noticeable / noticeable than usual / usual.
Example"the dance involved a deliberate exaggeration of his awkwardness"
Broaderincrease, step-upThe act of increasing / increasing something
Spanishexageración, hipérbole
Catalanexageració
Verbsexaggerateto enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
exaggeratedo something to an excessive degree
English > exaggeration: 3 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaningmaking to seem more important than it really is.
Synonymsoverstatement, magnification
Broadermisrepresentation, deceit, deceptionA misleading falsehood
OppositeunderstatementA statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said
Spanishexageración, hipérbole
Catalanexageració
Verbsexaggerateto enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

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