The action of expressing or stating something too strongly; exaggeration: a classic piece of overstatement to describe the show as a success would be an overstatement
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- At first glance, such a comment seems like hyperbole, an eulogizing overstatement.
- I'm not so sure you're helping your cause when you make silly overstatements like that.
- Official overstatements of the amount the nation has been setting aside for retirement have compounded the problem.
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