exaggeratory
adjective see exaggerate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Exaggeratory — Ex*ag ger*a*to*ry, a. Containing, or tending to, exaggeration; exaggerative. Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exaggeratory — See exaggeratedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • exaggeratory — adjective exaggerative …   Wiktionary

  • exaggeratory — exaggˈerative or exaggˈeratory adjective Containing exaggeration or tending to exaggerate • • • Main Entry: ↑exaggerate …   Useful english dictionary

  • exaggerate — verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin exaggeratus, past participle of exaggerare, literally, to heap up, from ex + agger heap, from aggerere to carry toward, from ad + gerere to carry Date: 1613 transitive verb 1. to enlarge beyond bounds or the… …   New Collegiate 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

  • universe — What you say to shut up a meaningless and exaggeratory argument, on the theory that if it s of the format my cat is as big as a house! well mine s as big as a city! etc., then the end point of such a discussion is reached when someone invokes the …   Dictionary of american slang

  • universe — What you say to shut up a meaningless and exaggeratory argument, on the theory that if it s of the format my cat is as big as a house! well mine s as big as a city! etc., then the end point of such a discussion is reached when someone invokes the …   Dictionary of american slang

  • 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

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