Definition of exaggeration in English:


Syllabification: ex·ag·ger·a·tion
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.
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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