Associations to the word «Exaggeration»


EXAGGERATION, noun. The act of heaping or piling up.
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.
EXAGGERATION, noun. A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.

Dictionary definition

EXAGGERATION, noun. Extravagant exaggeration.
EXAGGERATION, noun. The act of making something more noticeable than usual; "the dance involved a deliberate exaggeration of his awkwardness".
EXAGGERATION, noun. Making to seem more important than it really is.

Wise words

Every once in a while, you let a word or phrase out and you want to catch it and bring it back. You can't do that. It's gone, gone forever.
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