Exaggeration

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Exaggeration->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ exaggeration
exaggeration
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ expansion
expansion
&c. 194
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ hyperbole
hyperbole
stretch
strain
coloring
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ high coloring
high coloring
caricature
caricatura
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ extravagance
extravagance
&c.(nonsense) 497
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ Baron Munchausen
Baron Munchausen
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ men in buckram
men in buckram
yarn
fringe
embroidery
traveler's tale
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ fish story
fish story
gooseberry
???>*
storm in a teacup
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ much ado about nothing
much ado about nothing
&c.(overestimation) 482
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ puff
puff
puffery
&c.(boasting) 884
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ rant
rant
&c.(turgescence) 577
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ figure of speech
figure of speech
facon de parler
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ stretch of fancy
stretch of fancy
stretch of the imagination
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ flight of fancy
flight of fancy
&c.(imagination) 515
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ false coloring
false coloring
&c.(falsehood) 544
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ aggravation
aggravation
&c. 835
PARAG:Exaggeration->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ exaggerate
exaggerate
magnify
pile up
aggravate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ amplify
amplify
&c.(expand) 194
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ overestimate
overestimate
&c. 482
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ hyperbolize
hyperbolize
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ overcharge
overcharge
overstate
overdraw
overlay
overshoot the mark
overpraise
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ make over much
make over much
over the most of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ strain
strain
strain over a point
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ stretch
stretch
stretch a point
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ go great lengths
go great lengths
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ spin a long yarn
spin a long yarn
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ draw with a longbow
draw with a longbow
shoot with a longbow
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ deal in the marvelous
deal in the marvelous
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ out-Herod Herod
out-Herod Herod
run riot
talk at random
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ heighten
heighten
overcolor
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ color highly
color highly
color too highly
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ broder
broder
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ flourish
flourish
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ color
color
&c.(misrepresent) 544
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ puff
puff
&c.(boast) 884
PARAG:Exaggeration->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ exaggerated
exaggerated
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ overwrought
overwrought
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ bombastic
bombastic
&c.(grandiloquent) 577
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ hyperbolical
hyperbolical
on stilts
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ fabulous
fabulous
extravagant
preposterous
egregious
outre
highflying
PARAG:Exaggeration->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ hyperbolically
hyperbolically
&c.->Adj.

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • Exaggeration — is a representation of something in an excessive manner. The exaggerator has been a familiar figure in Western culture since at least Aristotle s discussion of the alazon: the boaster is regarded as one who pretends to have distinguished… …   Wikipedia

  • exaggeration — exaggeration, overstatement, hyperbole all mean an overstepping of the bounds of truth, especially in describing the goodness or badness or the greatness or the smallness of something. Exaggeration does not always or even often imply dishonesty… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Exaggeration — Ex*ag ger*a tion, n. [L. exaggeratio : cf. F. exag[ e]ration.] 1. The act of heaping or piling up. [Obs.] Exaggeration of sand. Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of exaggerating; the act of doing or representing in an excessive manner; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exaggeration — Exaggeration. s. f. v. Discours qui exaggere. Cela est comme je vous le dis. il n y a point d exaggeration. c est sans exaggeration …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • exaggeration — exaggeration. См. экзагеррация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Exaggeration — (lat.), Übertreibung (als rhetorische Figur); exaggerieren, übertreiben …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Exaggeration — Exaggeration, lat. deutsch, Uebertreibung; exaggeriren, übertreiben …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • exaggeration — I noun addition, aggrandizement, augmentation, boast, brag, caricature, disproportion, distortion, embellishment, embroidery, enlargement, excess, excessiveness, exorbitance, exorbitancy, expansion, extravagance, extravagant statement, extremes,… …   Law dictionary

  • exaggeration — 1560s, from L. exaggerationem (nom. exaggeratio), noun of action from pp. stem of exaggerare (see EXAGGERATE (Cf. exaggerate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • exaggeration — [n] overstatement, embellishment aggrandizement, amplification, baloney*, boasting, caricature, coloring, crock*, elaboration, embroidery, emphasis, enlargement, exaltation, excess, extravagance, fabrication, falsehood, fancy, fantasy, figure of… …   New thesaurus

  • exaggeration — Exaggeration, Exaggeratio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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