Definition of overstatement in English:


Line breaks: over|state|ment
Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvəˌsteɪtm(ə)nt
, ˌəʊvəˈsteɪtm(ə)nt/


[mass noun]
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.

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