exaggeration

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From Latin exaggeratio

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exaggeration ‎(plural exaggerations)

  1. The act of heaping or piling up.
  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. A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.

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