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1. exaggeration

noun. ['ɪgˌzædʒɝˈeɪʃən'] the act of making something more noticeable than usual.

Synonyms

  • step-up

Antonyms

  • divide
  • multiply

Etymology

  • exaggeratio (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Exaggeration

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Example sentences of the word exaggeration


1. Noun, singular or mass
His head is broad but devoid of exaggeration and is in correct proportion to his body.

Quotes containing the word exaggeration


1. Humor is the truth; wit is an exaggeration of the truth.
- Stan Laurel

2. When every hope is gone, 'when helpers fail and comforts flee,' I find that help arrives somehow, from I know not where. Supplication, worship, prayer are no superstition; they are acts more real than the acts of eating, drinking, sitting or walking. It is no exaggeration to say that they alone are real, all else is unreal.
- Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

3. As in all infant sciences, the universal habit of the human mind - to take a partial or local truth, generalise it unduly and try to explain a whole field of nature in its narrow terms - runs riot here (in psychoanalysis). Moreover, the exaggeration of the importance of suppressed sexual complexes is a dangerous falsehood.
- Sri Aurobindo, Integral Yoga: Teaching and Method of Practice

2. exaggeration

noun. ['ɪgˌzædʒɝˈeɪʃən'] extravagant exaggeration.

Synonyms

  • figure of speech
  • image
  • figure
  • trope

Antonyms

  • minority
  • ground
  • truth
  • honesty

Etymology

  • exaggeratio (Latin)

3. exaggeration

noun. ['ɪgˌzædʒɝˈeɪʃən'] making to seem more important than it really is.

Synonyms

  • overstatement
  • misrepresentation
  • magnification
  • deception

Antonyms

  • integrate
  • differentiate
  • add
  • subtract

Etymology

  • exaggeratio (Latin)
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