hyperbole


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  • noun

Synonyms for hyperbole

Synonyms for hyperbole

the act or an instance of exaggerating

Synonyms for hyperbole

extravagant exaggeration

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Although children can fully comprehend this language by age six, certain forms of irony such as hyperbole were understood at age four.
Speaking of hyperbole, William James was a psychologist and philosopher, not a novelist like his brother Henry.
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The disciples, realizing what this hyperbole may mean for their lives and this gospel, are in awe.
It's temping to attribute this hyperbole to Mary Boone and Jeffrey Deitch, the show's copresenters, but the work's overtly formal emphasis ultimately refers us back to the artist himself as its source.
Fuller's own hyperbole is that all his design work starts 'with the universe' and if Fuller's goal was to transform the dwelling unit through the exploitation of industrialisation and geometry based upon his 'unique' insight into nature, he also believed that this would change human behaviour.
Is the Gingrich assessment hyperbole, with President Ahmadinejad merely one of a number of verbose, sometimes nonsensical dictators in need of diplomatic containment?
Popham has written a volume that indulges in flights of hyperbole yet retains a tone of serious scrutiny about NCLB accountability.
Earlier this year, the rock star and Live Aid campaigner Bob Geldorf introduced Nelson Mandela--whom he described in a moment of hyperbole as 'the president of the world'--to a crowd of 22,000 in London's Trafalgar Square.
Just once I'd like to see a manufacturer step off this merry-go-round and present its product clearly, concisely, and with a minimum of hyperbole.
Some of us have embraced his apocalyptical hyperbole and placed him and his cronies squarely in the evil camp.
Indeed, it might not be hyperbole to say that The Passion will likely become to the medium of film what Michaelangelo's Pieta, Mozart's Requiem, and Dante's Divine Comedy were to the media of sculpting, poetry, and music, respectively.
Some of the material I read just amazes me with its hyperbole.
For a field often marked by hyperbole because of commercially based conflicts of interest, this book is appropriately subdued and scientifically balanced.