Overstated
Overstate O`ver*state", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overstated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overstating}.] To state in too strong terms; to exaggerate. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

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  • overstated — adj. represented as greater than is true or reasonable; exaggerated; as, They made overstated accusations of corruption. Syn: exaggerated, overdone. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overstated — index extreme (exaggerated), inflated (overestimated) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • overstated — adjective Having been overstated; exaggerated; stated, displayed, or presented too grandly or prominently …   Wiktionary

  • overstated — Synonyms and related words: aggrandized, amplified, ballyhooed, disproportionate, exaggerated, excessive, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, grandiloquent, high flown, hyperbolic, inflated, inordinate, magnified, overdone, overdrawn,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • overstated — adj. stated with exaggeration; exaggeratedv. exaggerate, hyperbolize, stretch the truth, embellish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overstated — adjective represented as greater than is true or reasonable an exaggerated opinion of oneself • Syn: ↑exaggerated, ↑overdone • Similar to: ↑immoderate …   Useful english dictionary

  • something cannot be overstated — phrase used for saying that something is extremely important or serious The negative consequences of this proposal cannot be overstated. Thesaurus: importantsynonym words used for saying that something is importantsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • something cannot be overstated — used for saying that something is extremely important or serious The negative consequences of this proposal cannot be overstated …   English dictionary

  • Accounting scandals — Accounting scandals, or corporate accounting scandals, are political and business scandals which arise with the disclosure of misdeeds by trusted executives of large public corporations. Such misdeeds typically involve complex methods for… …   Wikipedia

  • overstate — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈsteɪt] / US [ˌoʊvərˈsteɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms overstate : present tense I/you/we/they overstate he/she/it overstates present participle overstating past tense overstated past participle overstated formal to… …   English dictionary

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