Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A heaping together; accumulation; a pile or heap.
- n. An undue or excessive enlargement or development.
- n. Amplification; unreasonable or extravagant overstating or overdrawing in the representation of things; hyperbolical representation.
- n. In the fine arts, a representation of things in which their natural features are emphasized or magnified.
- n. In zoology, amplification or intensification; emphasis or conspicuousness, as of any characteristics: as, this form is but an exaggeration of the other. Synonyms Exaggeration, Hyperbole. Strictly, exaggeration is always greater than truth or good taste would allow, while as a figure hyperbole is an overstatement not likely to mislead, and sanctioned by good taste, rising above the truth only as a means of lifting the sluggish mind of the hearer to the level of the truth. Hyperbole is occasionally used of overstatement that is mere exaggeration, or otherwise against good taste.
- n. The act of heaping or piling up.
- n. 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.
- n. A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete The act of heaping or piling up.
- n. 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.
- n. (Paint.) A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.
- n. making to seem more important than it really is
- n. the act of making something more noticeable than usual
- n. extravagant exaggeration
- From Latin exaggeratio (Wiktionary)
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