exaggeration exaggeration  /ɪɡ ˌzæ dʒə ˈreɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) extravagant exaggeration
  2. (n) the act of making something more noticeable than usual
  3. (n) making to seem more important than it really is

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. No one really understood what Einstein was talking about which is only a slight exaggeration even today but it sure sounded great.
  2. It's no exaggeration to say that Nhat Hanh helped force Washington's eventual withdrawal from Vietnam.
  3. It is hardly an exaggeration to say that when Harvey died at 90, on Saturday, at his winter home in Phoenix, he took the whole history of radio with him.

News

  1. Cyrus Kouandjio 2014 NFL Draft preseason scouting report

    Cyrus Kouandjio | 6'5, 312 pounds | Offensive tackle | Alabama | Junior It's been said that the 2012 version of Alabama's offensive line may have been better than some NFL lines. While that's a gross exaggeration, the Crimson Tide dominated the trenches last season. That makes it all the more impressive that Cyrus Kouandjio was trusted as the team's left tackle despite being just a sophomore ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  2. No increased threat to Amarnath yatra this year: Omar

    SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said there was no increased threat perception to this year’s Amarnath yatra compared to previous years and fears of attack as reported in the media were “gross exaggeration”.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: INDOlink

  3. CLO brings ‘other’ Phantom to town

    By Eric Slagle, McKeesport Daily News It’s no exaggeration to say the “Phantom of the Opera” has had its share of success on stages around the world. Countless T-shirts, coffee mugs ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

Quotes

  1. "It is not an exaggeration to say that such an action would set us back years in the war on terrorism," Woolsey wrote in a letter released by Yousef's attorney. "Mosab's deportation would be such an inhumane act it would constitute a blight...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: James Woolsey Source: The Associated Press

  2. Implicitly attacking Mrs Clinton, Springsteen writes that "at the moment, critics have tried to diminish Senator Obama through the exaggeration of certain of his comments and relationships ...... While these matters are worthy of some...
    on Apr 17, 2008 By: Bruce Springsteen Source: Belfast Telegraph

  3. "It is no exaggeration to say that, without his outstanding contribution, the history of the Second World War could have been very different. The debt of gratitude he is owed makes it all the more horrifying, therefore, that he was treated so...
    on Sep 11, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: AFP

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