Definitions

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  • adjective represented as greater than is true or reasonable; exaggerated.

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  • adjective Having been overstated; exaggerated; stated, displayed, or presented too grandly or prominently.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of overstate.

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  • adjective represented as greater than is true or reasonable

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Examples

  • The second reason why the fears of the fracturing of the public sphere seem overstated is the nature of network topologies.

    Balkinization

  • Among those reductions are $5 billion for U.S. troops in Afghanistan and $1.6 billion for training of the Afghan Security Forces that U.S. commanders had identified as an "overstated requirement," Inouye said.

    FOXNews.com

  • Among those reductions are $5 billion for U.S. troops in Afghanistan and $1.6 billion for training of the Afghan Security Forces that U.S. commanders had identified as an "overstated requirement," Inouye said.

    The Seattle Times

  • I think the other writer just finds the "rare" tag overstated in describing Mar Dore's findings.

    Boing Boing

  • I think the other writer just finds the "rare" tag overstated in describing Mar Dore's findings.

    Boing Boing

  • "In today's enterprise storage environments, the importance of high performance, capacity and energy efficiency cannot be overstated, which is why the LSI WarpDrive card was a natural selection for a 2010 Best Electronic Design award," said

    LSI WarpDrive SLP-300 Solid-State Storage Card Wins Best Electronic Design Award from Electronic Design Magazine - Yahoo! Finance

  • The tensions between the U.S. and Karzai were not "overstated," and were coming from our diplomatic corps, who though Karzai was not providing adequate leadership.

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • Well the facts of how he turned around the IOC does not lend to the characterization of 'overstated' but rather 'good acumen'.

    Election Central Morning Roundup

  • "The safe Obama margins in Penn were overstated which is exposed by these recent tighter margin polls."

    McCain And Palin Spending Remaining Time In Bush States

  • WaPo's Howard Kurtz, the ultimate Beltway media insider, also recently raised questions about Drudge's not-so-iron-grip on the press corps, asking whether his influence is "overstated" and expressing decided skepticism about Drudge's current pull.

    Big Media Figures Admitting That Drudge's Influence Has Waned

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