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Definition of exaggeration:

  1. A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.
  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. 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.

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