Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An exaggeration; a statement in excess of what is reasonable.
  • n. The tendency to overstate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An exaggerated statement or account.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An exaggerated statement; an overcharged account or recital.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. making to seem more important than it really is

Etymologies

overstate + -ment (Wiktionary)

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