overdramatize overdramatize


  • (v) present in an overly dramatic manner


  1. Their principal weakness has always been to pull out the stops too much and overdramatize the tragic element.
  2. Let us not overdramatize the crisis.
  3. Because Reagan did not want to overdramatize the situation, the White House security apparatus was purposely kept in normal gear.



  1. "You can't make a loss any bigger than what it is," Bryant said. "You can't overdramatize the situation. It's a loss. That's that. It's not going to make or break the season. So you just move on from it. You don't want to overdramatize...
    on Dec 30, 2006 By: Kobe Bryant Source: Long Beach Press-Telegram

  2. "It's hard to overdramatize the nervousness in the market in the run up to that weekend," Mr. Agius said in reference to Oct 11-12, when UK regulators forced banks to significantly increase capital ratios and other governments moved to shore up...
    on Nov 24, 2008 By: Marcus Agius Source: Hedgeworld (subscription)

  3. "I don't want to overdramatize (today)," La Russa cautioned, referring to Mulder's outing. "We've got six tough games to end the first half. Every win we get brings us to the second half in the middle of this race."
    on Jul 9, 2008 By: Tony La Russa Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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