noun see hyperbole

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hyperbolist — Hy*per bo*list, n. One who uses hyperboles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hyperbolist — hy·per·bo·list …   English syllables

  • hyperbolist — lə̇st noun ( s) : a user of hyperbole humorists and hyperbolists John Hersey …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyperbole — noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek hyperbolē excess, hyperbole, hyperbola, from hyperballein to exceed, from hyper + ballein to throw more at devil Date: 15th century extravagant exaggeration (as “mile high ice cream cones”) • hyperbolist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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