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Synonyms for exaggeration
ɪgˌzædʒ əˈreɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hyperbole, exaggeration(noun)

    extravagant exaggeration

    hyperbole, overstatement, magnification

  2. exaggeration(noun)

    the act of making something more noticeable than usual

    "the dance involved a deliberate exaggeration of his awkwardness"

    hyperbole, overstatement, magnification

  3. exaggeration, overstatement, magnification(noun)

    making to seem more important than it really is

    blowup, hyperbole, overstatement, magnification, enlargement


  1. exaggeration(noun)

    hyperbole, overstatement

  2. exaggeration(noun)

    The act of heaping or piling up.

    overstatement, hyperbole

  3. 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.

    overstatement, hyperbole

  4. exaggeration(noun)

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

    overstatement, hyperbole

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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

Editors Contribution

  1. intrigued

    exaggeration is something that you took too far

    Submitted by rinat on August 20, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. exaggeration(n.)

    hyperbole, rant, caricature, extravagant statement, high coloring

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. exaggeration(n)

    overstatement, hyperbole

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How to use exaggeration in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Bach:

    It has been a long and testing journey to get to this point, it is no exaggeration to say that the Brazilians have been living through extraordinary times.

  2. New Testament:

    It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the history of the interpretation of Romans 13:1 -7.

  3. Stephen Covey:

    Every exaggeration of the truth once detected by others destroys our credibility and makes all that we do and say suspect.

  4. 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.

  5. Pedro Freyre:

    It's no exaggeration to say that this is a historic day, i think it is the right thing to do at the right time.

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