exaggerated exaggerated  /ɪɡ ˈzæ dʒə ˌreɪ təd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) represented as greater than is true or reasonable
  2. (adj) enlarged to an abnormal degree

Usage(s):

  1. They're wildly exaggerated, probably by an order of magnitude.
  2. In yearbooks, they're the kids who wear exaggerated haircuts and immerse themselves in moody music.
  3. Reports of Yasser Arafat's imminent death are greatly exaggerated, says PTI Jersusalem Bureau Chief Lisa Beyer.

News

  1. Channel 4 could be bouncing back

    If you are to believe the demographics for the May sweeps, then reports of the demise of Channel 4 News are greatly exaggerated. Or it could be an aberration.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Buffalo News

  2. Is NSA exaggerating its surveillance successes?

    Has the National Security Agency exaggerated the importance of some of its sweeping surveillance programs? That’s what agency critics are charging after top US security officials defended recently disclosed NSA activities at an extraordinary House Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

  3. 23 times the immigration reform bill has been at death's door

    Reports of the legislation's impending demise have been greatly exaggerated
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Week via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "The people are becoming more and more aware that we were hoodwinked, that the leaders of this country misrepresented or exaggerated the necessity for invading Iraq," Byrd said.
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Robert Byrd Source: Salon

  2. "It's worth noting that a strong majority of Americans still favor a public insurance option of the sort I've proposed tonight," Obama said. "But its impact shouldn't be exaggerated ...... . It is only one part of my plan, and should not be...
    on Sep 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: United Press International

  3. "It's not my business. The disciplinary committee will look at it," Tabarez said Saturday. "But I think it (a two-match ban) would be extremely exaggerated."
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Oscar Tabarez Source: ABC News

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