overstatement overstatement  /ˈoʊ vər ˌsteɪt mənt/


  • (n) making to seem more important than it really is



  1. This was hardly an overstatement.
  2. In the moment, it did not seem at all like an overstatement.
  3. It is a gross overstatement of the facts for her to claim even partial credit for bringing peace to Northern Ireland.


  • 5 things learned in Game 3 of the NBA Finals

    NBA GM’S ARE BAD: OK, that’s an overstatement. Sort of, anyway. Danny Green was the 46th pick in the 2009 NBA draft. Gary Neal wasn’t drafted by anyone. And they were the absolute heroes for the Spurs in Game 3, combining for 13 3-pointers and 51 points in San Antonio’s rout.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KIMT Mason City


  1. "It's no overstatement to say that the world is faced with the gravest crisis since the oil shock in the 1970s, with oil, food and raw materials prices skyrocketing," Lee said.
    on Jun 15, 2008 By: Lee Myung-bak Source: Reuters UK

  2. "This was an act of almost unimaginable courage, and it's not an overstatement to call her a hero," Mr Carpenter said.
    on May 13, 2008 By: Alan Carpenter Source: The Australian

  3. "It is no understatement or overstatement to say that this town has been wiped off the face of the earth," Senator Pat Roberts, who toured the area on ground and from the air with other Kansas lawmakers, told CNN. "This is just as bad as it...
    on May 5, 2007 By: Pat Roberts Source: Turkish Press

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