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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

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

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
Khalil Gibran

The English language has 112 words for deception, according to one count, each with a different shade of meaning: collusion, fakery, malingering, self-deception, confabulation, prevarication, exaggeration, denial.
Robin Marantz Henig

All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.
Walt Disney
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Exaggeration Translations

exaggeration in Italian is esagerazione
exaggeration in Norwegian is overdrivelse
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