exaggerative
adjective see exaggerate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Exaggerative — Ex*ag ger*a*tive, a. Tending to exaggerate; involving exaggeration. Exaggerative language. Geddes. Exaggerative pictures. W. J. Linton. {Ex*ag ger*a*tive*ly}, adv. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exaggerative — index inflated (overestimated) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • exaggerative — exaggeratively, adv. /ig zaj euh ray tiv, euhr euh tiv/, adj. tending to exaggerate; involving or characterized by exaggeration. Also, exaggeratory /ig zaj euhr euh tawr ee, tohr ee/. [1790 1800; EXAGGERATE + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • exaggerative — adjective Marked by exaggeration …   Wiktionary

  • exaggerative — adj. characterized by exaggeration; tending to exaggerate, tending to make something seem greater or more important than it really is …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exaggerative — ex·ag·ger·a·tive …   English syllables

  • exaggerative — /əgˈzædʒərətɪv/ (say uhg zajuhruhtiv), /ɛg / (say eg ) adjective given to or characterised by exaggeration. Also, exaggeratory /əgˈzædʒərətri/ (say uhg zajuhruhtree), / reɪtəri/ (say raytuhree), /ɛg / (say eg ) …   Australian English dictionary

  • exaggerative — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Exaggeratively — Exaggerative Ex*ag ger*a*tive, a. Tending to exaggerate; involving exaggeration. Exaggerative language. Geddes. Exaggerative pictures. W. J. Linton. {Ex*ag ger*a*tive*ly}, adv. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Make a mountain out of a molehill — Making a mountain out of a molehill is an idiom referring to over reactive, histrionic behaviour where a person makes too much of a minor issue. Metaphor The idiom is a metaphor for the common behaviour of responding disproportionately to… …   Wikipedia

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