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.
1.1 [mass noun] The action of making exaggerations: he was prone to exaggeration
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