Definition of exaggeration in English:

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Pronunciation: /iɡˌzajəˈrāSH(ə)n/


1A statement that represents something as better or worse than it really is: it would be an exaggeration to say I had morning sickness, but I did feel queasy
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  • Such statements are designed exaggerations not worthy of belief.
  • It also represents an exaggeration of the president's military role.
  • The statement was an exaggeration of course, but Mama never admitted to anything less than perfection.
overstatement, overemphasis, magnification, amplification, aggrandizement;
dramatization, elaboration, embellishment, embroidery, hyperbole, overkill, gilding the lily
1.1The action of making statements that represent something as better or worse than it really is: he was prone to exaggeration

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Syllabification: ex·ag·ger·a·tion

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