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Exaggeration for effect and not meant to be taken literally (Ex: He's as strong as an ox.)
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  1. Exaggeration for effect and not meant to be taken literally (Ex: He's as strong as an ox.)
  2. A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect, as in I could sleep for a year or This book weighs a ton.
The tendency to overstate.
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  1. The tendency to overstate.
  2. An exaggeration; a statement in excess of what is reasonable.
(Music) A note that embellishes a melody.
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  1. (Music) A note that embellishes a melody.
  2. Something that embellishes, as an ornament, a fictitious touch added to a factual account, a musical phrase, etc.
  3. An unnecessarily added touch, an ornamental addition, a flourish.
  1. The ornamentation of fabric using needlework.
  2. Ornamentation of fabric with needlework:
  3. The art or work of ornamenting fabric with designs in special decorative stitches; embroidering
Erroneous or false representation; an unfair or dishonest account or exposition; a false statement: as, to injure one's character by misrepresentations.
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  1. Erroneous or false representation; an unfair or dishonest account or exposition; a false statement: as, to injure one's character by misrepresentations.
  2. Incorrect or unfaithful representation in the capacity of agent or official representative, as of a principal in a matter of business, or of constituents in legislation.
  3. A false statement typically made with the intention to mislead. See fraud. A false statement typically made with the intention to mislead. See fraud.
A spending of more than is reasonable or necessary; excessive expenditure; wastefulness
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  1. A spending of more than is reasonable or necessary; excessive expenditure; wastefulness
  2. A going beyond reasonable or proper limits in conduct or speech; unreasonable excess
  3. An instance of excess in spending, behavior, or speech
(Philosophy) The theory that sensation is the only source of knowledge.
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  1. (Philosophy) The theory that sensation is the only source of knowledge.
  2. Interest in or the effect of such subject matter.
  3. The use of sensational subject matter, style or methods, or the sensational subject matter itself; behavior, published materials, or broadcasts that are intentionally controversial, exaggerated, lurid, loud, or attention-grabbing. Especially applied to news media in a pejorative sense that they are reporting in a manner to gain audience or notoriety but at the expense of accuracy and professionalism.
(Computing) Setting up a hierarchy of calculated constants in a language such as Ada so that the values of one or more of them determine others further down in the hierarchy.
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  1. (Computing) Setting up a hierarchy of calculated constants in a language such as Ada so that the values of one or more of them determine others further down in the hierarchy.
  2. (Electronics) The process of taking a parsed tree of an abstract integrated circuit definition in a language such as Verilog and creating a hierarchy of module instances that ends with primitive (atomic) gates and statements.
  3. The natural process of formation or assimilation, performed by the living organs in animals and vegetables, by which a crude substance is changed into something of a higher order; as, the elaboration of food into chyme; the elaboration of chyle, or sap, or tissues.
Characteristic aspect, tone, or style.
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  1. Characteristic aspect, tone, or style.
  2. The art, manner, or process of applying color.
  3. The effect created by a particular use of color
In commercial law, abusing one’s superior bargaining power to take unfair advantage of another through fraudulent practices. Synonymous with fraud. In commercial law, abusing one’s superior bargaining power to take unfair advantage of another through fraudulent practices. Synonymous with fraud.
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  1. In commercial law, abusing one’s superior bargaining power to take unfair advantage of another through fraudulent practices. Synonymous with fraud. In commercial law, abusing one’s superior bargaining power to take unfair advantage of another through fraudulent practices. Synonymous with fraud.
The capacity of a nation's nuclear weapon stockpile to kill many times the total population of any given nation
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  1. The capacity of a nation's nuclear weapon stockpile to kill many times the total population of any given nation
  2. Much more of something than is necessary, appropriate, etc.; esp., an excess of effort in attempting to achieve some end
  3. The excessive use of force in killing an individual or organism.
The motion of an object in or through a medium, especially through the earth's atmosphere or through space.
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  1. The motion of an object in or through a medium, especially through the earth's atmosphere or through space.
  2. A group of things flying through the air together
  3. An exuberant or transcendent effort or display:
(Idiomatic) An idea, narrative, suggestion, etc. which is extremely imaginative and which appears to be entirely unrealistic, untrue, or impractical; thinking which is very speculative.
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  1. (Idiomatic) An idea, narrative, suggestion, etc. which is extremely imaginative and which appears to be entirely unrealistic, untrue, or impractical; thinking which is very speculative.
(Psychol.) A more-or-less connected series of mental images, as in a daydream, usually involving some unfulfilled desire
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  1. (Psychol.) A more-or-less connected series of mental images, as in a daydream, usually involving some unfulfilled desire
  2. A work of fiction portraying highly characters or settings that have no counterparts in the real world
  3. (Music) A coin issued especially by a questionable authority and not intended for use as currency.
(Idiomatic) A word or phrase that departs from straightforward, literal language.
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  1. (Idiomatic) A word or phrase that departs from straightforward, literal language.
  2. An expression that uses language in a nonliteral way, such as a metaphor or synecdoche, or in a structured or unusual way, such as anaphora or chiasmus, or that employs sounds, such as alliteration or assonance, to achieve a rhetorical effect.
  3. An expression, as a metaphor or simile, using words in a nonliteral sense or unusual manner to add vividness, beauty, etc. to what is said or written
(Informal) A long, often elaborate narrative of real or fictitious adventures; an entertaining tale.
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  1. (Informal) A long, often elaborate narrative of real or fictitious adventures; an entertaining tale.
  2. Any fiber, as wool, silk, flax, cotton, nylon, glass, etc., spun into strands for weaving, knitting, or making thread
  3. A continuous strand of twisted threads of natural or synthetic fibers, such as wool or nylon, used in weaving or knitting.
A fabricating or being fabricated; construction; manufacture
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  1. A fabricating or being fabricated; construction; manufacture
  2. A fabricated thing; esp., a falsehood, false excuse, etc.
Knowingly false statement or wilful misrepresentation
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  1. Knowingly false statement or wilful misrepresentation
  2. Showing an item of charge in an account to be wrong
  3. The act of falsifying, or making false; a counterfeiting; the giving to a thing an appearance of something which it is not
A visible or audible effect of such an alteration, such as the warping of an image or noise in an audio recording.
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  1. A visible or audible effect of such an alteration, such as the warping of an image or noise in an audio recording.
  2. An effect used in music, most commonly on guitars in rock or metal.
  3. The alteration of the original form of a signal representing an image, a sound, a waveform, or other information.
The apparent enlargement of an object in an image.
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  1. The apparent enlargement of an object in an image.
  2. The process of enlarging the size of something, as an optical image.
  3. A magnified image, model, or representation
The act of aggrandizing, or the state of being aggrandized or exalted in power, rank, honor, or wealth; exaltation; enlargement.
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  1. The act of aggrandizing, or the state of being aggrandized or exalted in power, rank, honor, or wealth; exaltation; enlargement.
An act of puffing.
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  1. An act of puffing.
  2. Exaggerated praise, as in advertising
  3. Exaggerated praise, especially when used in publicity.
The act or art of making such caricatures
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  1. The act or art of making such caricatures
  2. A pictorial representation of someone in which distinguishing features are exaggerated for comic effect.
  3. A picture or imitation of a person, literary style, etc. in which certain features or mannerisms are exaggerated for satirical effect
A debased or grotesque likeness:
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  1. A debased or grotesque likeness:
  2. A crude, distorted, or ridiculous representation (of something)
  3. An exaggerated or grotesque imitation, such as a parody of a literary work.
(Idiomatic) A lot of fuss about something trivial.
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  1. (Idiomatic) A lot of fuss about something trivial.
A heinous or outrageous lie
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  1. A heinous or outrageous lie
  2. Anything extraordinarily large
  3. Something exceptionally big or remarkable.
Extravagant or excessive promotion
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  1. Extravagant or excessive promotion
  2. An advertising or promotional ploy:
  3. Exaggerated or extravagant claims made especially in advertising or promotional material:
An official document, edict, or decree, esp. one from the pope
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  1. An official document, edict, or decree, esp. one from the pope
  2. An optimist, especially regarding business conditions.
  3. A person regarded as like a bull in size, strength, etc.
Exaggeration for effect and not meant to be taken literally (Ex: He's as strong as an ox.)
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  1. Exaggeration for effect and not meant to be taken literally (Ex: He's as strong as an ox.)
  2. A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect, as in I could sleep for a year or This book weighs a ton.
A hyperbolic statement
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  1. A hyperbolic statement
  2. An instance of hyperbole.
  3. The use of hyperbole.
The tendency to overstate.
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  1. The tendency to overstate.
  2. An exaggeration; a statement in excess of what is reasonable.
Find another word for exaggeration. In this page you can discover 45 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for exaggeration, like: hyperbole, overstatement, embellishment, embroidery, overestimation, misrepresentation, extravagance, sensationalism, elaboration, coloring and stretching-the-truth.