hyperbolic hyperbolic  /ˌhaɪ pər ˈbɑ lɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness
  2. (adj) of or relating to a hyperbola

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It is the way she delivers itin ferocious, lucid, hyperbolic bursts of invective.
  2. On his blog, he argues that the book burning statement was intended as a hyperbolic retort expressing exasperation with his accusers.
  3. And I have an answer that seems as hyperbolic as the stocks have been parabolic: you bet it can.

News

  1. Four Ways The Federal Government Is Needlessly Putting Your Identity At Risk

    The headline is not hyperbolic (although I truly wish it were.) Every day two branches of the U.S. government—the executive and the legislative—are needlessly putting our identities and financial lives at risk.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Back-up sensation Merry Clayton who was born for 'Stardom'

    In terms of sheer soul-piercing power, few moments in rock history compare to Merry Clayton’s solo on The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter.” Think that’s hyperbolic? Just listen to the band’s album “Let It Bleed” and hear it again: “Rape/murder/it’s just a shot away.”
    on June 12, 2013     Source: amNewYork

  3. Assorted Draft Notes

    The M’s have gone through several rounds of the 2013 amateur draft thus far, and pace Jeff Sullivan, it’s time for instantaneous outrage/hyperbolic praise! Ok, not really. For my own benefit, here are some notes on the guys the M’s have selected....
    on June 9, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

Quotes

  1. "Governor Mitt Romney's hyperbolic attack on the New START Treaty in the July 6 edition of The Washington Post repeats discredited objections and appears unaware of arms control history and context," Lugar said. "In advancing these arguments,...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Richard Lugar Source: The Hill (blog)

  2. "The same crude demonisation of the Government on grounds of fairness. The same hyperbolic overreach. The same absence of solid facts and coherent argument," Mr Howard said.
    on Dec 17, 2006 By: John Howard Source: NEWS.com.au

  3. "The recent talk about a new cold war is hyperbolic nonsense," Rice said.
    on Jan 23, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Moneyweb

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