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

The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.