Hyperbolism Hy*per"bo*lism, n. [Cf. F. hyperbolisme.] The use of hyperbole. --Jefferson. [1913 Webster]

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  • hyperbolism — /huy perr beuh liz euhm/, n. the use of hyperbole. [1645 55; HYPERBOLE + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • hyperbolism — noun a) The use of hyperbole b) An instance of hyperbole Syn: exaggeration, overstatement …   Wiktionary

  • hyperbolism — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act or an instance of exaggerating: exaggeration, hyperbole, overstatement, tall talk. See INCREASE …   English dictionary for students

  • hyperbolism — hy·per·bo·lism …   English syllables

  • hyperbolism — /haɪˈpɜbəlɪzəm/ (say huy perbuhlizuhm) noun the use of hyperbole …   Australian English dictionary

  • hyperbolism — hīˈpərbəˌlizəm, pə̄b , pəib noun ( s) Etymology: hyperbole + ism : hyperbole …   Useful english dictionary

  • overstatement — I noun aggrandizement, amplification, boasting, coloring, distortion, elaboration, embroidery, enlargement, exaggerated statement, exaggeration, expansion, extravagance, extravagancy, falsification, hyperbole, hyperbolism, inflated statement,… …   Law dictionary

  • amplification — Synonyms and related words: access, accession, accomplishment, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation, addition, adjunct, advance, advancement, aggrandizement, aggravation, ampliation, annoyance, appreciation, ascent, augmentation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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