Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for exaggeration

Synonyms for exaggeration

the act or an instance of exaggerating

Synonyms for exaggeration

extravagant exaggeration

the act of making something more noticeable than usual

Related Words

making to seem more important than it really is

References in classic literature ?
Her daughter made her no reply, only in her heart she thought that one could not talk about exaggeration where Christianity was concerned.
So very great is the improvement Time has brought about in such habits, that a moderate statement of the quantity of wine and punch which one man would swallow in the course of a night, without any detriment to his reputation as a perfect gentleman, would seem, in these days, a ridiculous exaggeration.
Sancho kept spitting from time to time, and his spittle seemed somewhat ropy and dry, observing which the compassionate squire of the Grove said, "It seems to me that with all this talk of ours our tongues are sticking to the roofs of our mouths; but I have a pretty good loosener hanging from the saddle-bow of my horse," and getting up he came back the next minute with a large bota of wine and a pasty half a yard across; and this is no exaggeration, for it was made of a house rabbit so big that Sancho, as he handled it, took it to be made of a goat, not to say a kid, and looking at it he said, "And do you carry this with you, senor?
All these causes of uneasiness were concealed as much as possible from the Canadian voyageurs, lest they should become intimidated; it was impossible, however, to prevent the rumors brought by the Indians from leaking out, and they became subjects of gossiping and exaggeration.
To Mimi, born and bred in Siam, the sound was strangely like an exaggeration of the sound produced by a snake-charmer.
Weston, which they seemed to find such pleasure in describing to me; and hearing things asserted of him which, from the character of the man, I knew to be exaggerations and perversions of the truth, if not entirely false--things derogatory to him, and flattering to them--especially to Miss Murray--which I burned to contradict, or, at least, to show my doubts about, but dared not; lest, in expressing my disbelief, I should display my interest too.
It had once or twice crossed his mind that possibly there was some deficiency in Dorothea to account for the moderation of his abandonment; but he was unable to discern the deficiency, or to figure to himself a woman who would have pleased him better; so that there was clearly no reason to fall back upon but the exaggerations of human tradition.
That the people and the States should, for a sufficient period of time, elect an uninterupted succession of men ready to betray both; that the traitors should, throughout this period, uniformly and systematically pursue some fixed plan for the extension of the military establishment; that the governments and the people of the States should silently and patiently behold the gathering storm, and continue to supply the materials, until it should be prepared to burst on their own heads, must appear to every one more like the incoherent dreams of a delirious jealousy, or the misjudged exaggerations of a counterfeit zeal, than like the sober apprehensions of genuine patriotism.
These claims are misleading by gross exaggeration," it said.
It might be an exaggeration to say that Parliament is a death trap, but it's not a wild exaggeration" Former first secretary Damian Green on the state of Westminster.
But unfortunately today's media is more interested towards exaggeration and spreading negativity, especially electronic media.
The kind of humor this entails is, rightly put, a literary art of fusing humor, exaggeration, ironies, and wit to indirectly ridicule.
The aim of the current study is to analyze the use of linguistic strategies of sarcasm, humour and exaggeration to construct implicit gendered identities in selected Punjabi wedding songs, known as tappay in the vernacular.
He wrote to the Echo this week and said: "Jurgen Klopp was quoted as saying that Liverpool had time to score eight goals in the 12 minutes remaining, and various commentators felt that this of course was an exaggeration.
KUWAIT, June 10 (KUNA) -- Kuwait is launching an intense media awareness campaign to protect consumers from commercial fraud, monopolization and price increase exaggeration, starting from June, 22.