exaggeration

  • 1 Exaggeration — is a representation of something in an excessive manner. The exaggerator has been a familiar figure in Western culture since at least Aristotle s discussion of the alazon: the boaster is regarded as one who pretends to have distinguished… …

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  • 2 exaggeration — exaggeration, overstatement, hyperbole all mean an overstepping of the bounds of truth, especially in describing the goodness or badness or the greatness or the smallness of something. Exaggeration does not always or even often imply dishonesty… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Exaggeration — Ex*ag ger*a tion, n. [L. exaggeratio : cf. F. exag[ e]ration.] 1. The act of heaping or piling up. [Obs.] Exaggeration of sand. Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of exaggerating; the act of doing or representing in an excessive manner; a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 exaggeration — Exaggeration. s. f. v. Discours qui exaggere. Cela est comme je vous le dis. il n y a point d exaggeration. c est sans exaggeration …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 exaggeration — exaggeration. См. экзагеррация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 6 Exaggeration — (lat.), Übertreibung (als rhetorische Figur); exaggerieren, übertreiben …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 Exaggeration — Exaggeration, lat. deutsch, Uebertreibung; exaggeriren, übertreiben …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 8 exaggeration — I noun addition, aggrandizement, augmentation, boast, brag, caricature, disproportion, distortion, embellishment, embroidery, enlargement, excess, excessiveness, exorbitance, exorbitancy, expansion, extravagance, extravagant statement, extremes,… …

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  • 9 exaggeration — 1560s, from L. exaggerationem (nom. exaggeratio), noun of action from pp. stem of exaggerare (see EXAGGERATE (Cf. exaggerate)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 exaggeration — [n] overstatement, embellishment aggrandizement, amplification, baloney*, boasting, caricature, coloring, crock*, elaboration, embroidery, emphasis, enlargement, exaltation, excess, extravagance, fabrication, falsehood, fancy, fantasy, figure of… …

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  • 11 exaggeration — Exaggeration, Exaggeratio …

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  • 12 exaggeration — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great, gross, huge, wild ▪ mild, slight … OF EXAGGERATION ▪ degree …

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  • 13 exaggeration — UK [ɪɡˌzædʒəˈreɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms exaggeration : singular exaggeration plural exaggerations a) [countable] a comment or description that makes something seem better, worse, larger, more important etc than it really is To describe it as… …

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  • 14 exaggeration — ex|ag|ger|a|tion [ ıg,zædʒə reıʃn ] noun count a comment or description that makes something seem better, worse, larger, more important, etc. than it really is: To describe it as depression would be an exaggeration she was just not very happy. a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 exaggeration — n. 1) a gross exaggeration 2) exaggeration to + inf. (it is an exaggeration to claim that inflation has been controlled) * * * [ɪgˌzædʒə reɪʃ(ə)n] a gross exaggeration exaggeration to + inf. (it is an exaggeration to claim that inflation has been …

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  • 16 Exaggeration — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Exaggeration >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 exaggeration exaggeration Sgm: N 1 expansion expansion &c. 194 Sgm: N 1 hyperbole hyperbole stretch strain coloring Sgm: N 1 high coloring high coloring …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 exaggeration — ex|ag|ge|ra|tion [ıgˌzædʒəˈreıʃən] n [U and C] a statement or way of saying something that makes something seem better, larger etc than it really is ▪ It would be an exaggeration to say that we were close friends. ▪ It is no exaggeration to say… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 exaggeration — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) False magnification Nouns 1. exaggeration, magnification, overstatement, inflation, puffing up, hyperbole, stretch, strain, [high or false] coloring, caricature, extravagance. See distortion, figurative …

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  • 19 exaggeration — noun (C, U) a statement or way of saying something that makes something seem better, more important etc than it really is: I can say without exaggeration he s the best operator in the business. | it is no exaggeration: It is no exaggeration to… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 Exaggeration — Als Exaggeration (lat. exaggerātiō „Erhebung, Steigerung“) wird in der Medizin eine unangemessen übertriebene Darstellung eines Krankheitsbildes bezeichnet. Gelegentlich wird Exaggeration auch als Synonym zum Begriff Hyperbel (Übertreibung)… …

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