hyperbole hyperbole  /haɪ ˈpɜr bə ˌli/


  • (n) extravagant exaggeration


  • The clash of the political parties inside the parliament house was reduced to accusations and hyperbole.


  1. Understanding Your World: Who is watching the watchers?

    Well, now we can add the name of Edward Snowden to the growing list of whistle-blowers, leakers or even traitors, if you tend to hyperbole. The 29-year-old former CIA contractor, hiding out in Hong Kong, makes the list because of his disclosures to The Guardian and Washington Post newspapers about the government’s vast programs of monitoring virtually every telephone and Internet call made by ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Santa Fe New Mexican

  2. Bruins-Blackhawks Game 1 Epic a True Testament to How Insane Playoff Hockey Can Be

    Every spring we hear what sounds an awful lot like hyperbole when it comes to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Players, fans and media alike rave about the incredible feat of strength that is finishing an entire postseason. It’s impressive, no doubt, but these guys are professional athletes playing their sport. It’s what they do, isn’t […]
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network

  3. Viewpoint: Sequestration will leave county’s seniors hungry

    The federal government’s sequestration means a cut of nearly 100,000 senior meals in San Diego County in the coming year. Where is the outrage and hyperbole from our elected officials over hungry seniors?
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Pomerado Newspaper Group


  1. Obama said everyone involved -- "including myself" -- is imperfect and he hoped that "instead of ginning up anger and hyperbole, everybody can just spend a little time with some self-reflection and recognize that other people have different points...
    on Jul 30, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Boston Globe

  2. Biden said Americans view a terrorist attack in Europe "as an attack on the United States. That is not hyperbole ...... So please understand that this is not a US-centrist view that only if America is attacked is there a terrorist threat."
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Joe Biden Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I think it's safe to say that the United States Senate would be the laughingstock of the country if - after all of the hyperbole and all of the publicity and all of the proposals and objections - we're not able to finish this bill," said Sen....
    on Jun 6, 2007 By: Arlen Specter Source: Forbes

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