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Synonyms for exaggeration
ɪgˌzædʒ əˈreɪ ʃənex·ag·ger·a·tion

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. exaggerationnoun

    hyperbole, overstatement

  2. exaggerationnoun

    The act of heaping or piling up.

    overstatement, hyperbole

  3. exaggerationnoun

    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.

    overstatement, hyperbole

  4. exaggerationnoun

    A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.

    overstatement, hyperbole

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. exaggeration

    A caricature is a grotesque exaggeration of striking features or peculiarities, generally of a person; a burlesque treats any subject in an absurd or incongruous manner. A burlesque is written or acted; a caricature is more commonly in sketch or picture. A parody changes the subject, but keeps the style; a travesty keeps the subject, but changes the style; a burlesque does not hold itself to either subject or style; but is content with a general resemblance to what it may imitate. A caricature, parody, or travesty must have an original; a burlesque may be an independent composition. An account of a schoolboys' quarrel after the general manner of Homer's Iliad would be a burlesque; the real story of the Iliad told in newspaper style would be a travesty. An extravaganza is a fantastic composition, musical, dramatic, or narrative. Imitation is serious; mimicry is either intentionally or unintentionally comical.

    burlesque, caricature, extravaganza, imitation, mimicry, parody, take-off, travesty

Princeton's WordNet2.5 / 2 votes

  1. hyperbole, exaggerationnoun

    extravagant exaggeration

    hyperbole, overstatement, magnification

  2. exaggerationnoun

    the act of making something more noticeable than usual

    "the dance involved a deliberate exaggeration of his awkwardness"

    hyperbole, overstatement, magnification

  3. exaggeration, overstatement, magnificationnoun

    making to seem more important than it really is

    blowup, hyperbole, overstatement, magnification, enlargement

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. hyperreal

    Submitted by anonymous on February 28, 2021  
  2. intrigued

    exaggeration is something that you took too far

    Submitted by rinat on August 20, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. exaggerationnoun

    hyperbole, rant, caricature, extravagant statement, high coloring

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. exaggerationnoun

    overstatement, hyperbole

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

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  1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    The Middle East ... that's the region endowed with great possibilities, and yet now it appears to be no exaggeration to say that the region is exposed to a challenge that is among the most serious in its modern history.

  2. The Australian:

    The Council considers that the cartoon uses exaggeration and absurdity to make its point, but accepts the publisher's claim that it does not depict Ms. Williams as an ape, rather showing her as 'spitting the dummy'.

  3. Samuel Pessoa:

    There is some exaggeration in the market, many people are overestimating the capacity of a Temer administration to put the house in order.

  4. Stefan Worrall:

    We're seeing a double whammy of yen strength combined with Japan Inc's tendency to give very conservative guidance, so you have to acknowledge some uncertainty over how much capex will actually be impacted by the stronger yen because we're unsure just how much exaggeration we're seeing in dim earnings forecasts.

  5. Marcelo Goncalves Campos:

    I've been an inspector for almost 20 years and this is really one of the worst cases I've seen, they are being treated, without any exaggeration, like animals. Sleeping in the same corral as the cattle.

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