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Noun: overstatement  ,ow-vur'steyt-munt [N. Amer], 'ow-vu(r),steyt-munt [Brit]
  1. Making to seem more important than it really is
    - exaggeration, magnification

Derived forms: overstatements

Type of: deceit, deception, misrepresentation

Antonym: understatement

Encyclopedia: Overstatement