The action of stating something too strongly; exaggeration: a classic piece of overstatement [count noun]: to describe the show as a success would be an overstatement
More example sentences
- 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.