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Noun: exaggeration  ig,za-ju'rey-shun
  1. Presentation of something as more extreme than it really is, esp. larger, more important, more impressive, etc.
    - hyperbole
  2. The act of making something more noticeable than usual
    "the dance involved a deliberate exaggeration of his awkwardness"
  3. Making to seem more important than it really is
    - overstatement, magnification

Derived forms: exaggerations

Type of: deceit, deception, figure, figure of speech, image, increase, misrepresentation, step-up, trope

Encyclopedia: Exaggeration