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

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope