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Definition of Exaggeration

Exaggeration

  1. The act of heaping or piling up.
  2. The act of exaggerating; the act of doing or representing in an excessive manner; a going beyond the bounds of truth reason, or justice; a hyperbolical representation; hyperbole; overstatement.
  3. A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.

Exaggeration Quotations

There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying.
Josh Billings

Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
George Bernard Shaw

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
Khalil Gibran

One can state, without exaggeration, that the observation of and the search for similarities and differences are the basis of all human knowledge.
Alfred Nobel

It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies.
Mark Lloyd
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Exaggeration Translations

exaggeration in Italian is esagerazione
exaggeration in Norwegian is overdrivelse