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exaggeration


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  No  need  of  an  exaggeration  of  what  they  saw.  --I. 
  Taylor. 
 
  3.  (Paint.)  A  representation  of  things  beyond  natural  life, 
  in  expression,  beauty,  power,  vigor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exaggeration 
  n  1:  extravagant  exaggeration  [syn:  {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  [syn:  {overstatement}, 
  {magnification}]  [ant:  {understatement}] 




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