Definition of exaggeration:
- A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.
- 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.
- The act of heaping or piling up.
extravagance, bull, hyperbole, stretch of the imagination, overstatement, figure of speech, mimicry, fantasy, much ado about nothing, overreaching, making a mountain out of a molehill, stretching the truth, fabrication, increase, falsification, flight, imitation, extravaganza, coloring, puffery, sensationalism, elaboration, overkill, hyperbolism, flight of fancy, tall talk, tall story, tempest in a teapot, whopper, magnification, hype, yarn, play-up, lie, enlargement, take-off, enhancement, blowup.
- exaggeration (part of speech: noun)
- overestimation (part of speech: noun)
- misrepresentation (part of speech: noun)
- "An Outline of Sexual Morality", Kenneth Ingram.
- "The Mistress of Bonaventure", Harold Bindloss.
- "The Falls of Niagara and Other Famous Cataracts", George W. Holley.