Definitions

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  • n. A form of hyperbole that uses exaggeration so magnified as to express impossibility

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ἀδυνατον (adynaton, "an impossibility, impracticality"), from α- (a-, "without") + δύναμαι (dynamai, "I am powerful, I am able") (Wiktionary)

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  • JM knows that exaggerating an actual event by reference to something impossible is not part of his adynaton tendencies.

    June 13, 2010