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exaggerating

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  • verboverstate, embellish
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Synonyms for exaggerating

verb overstate, embellish
  • amplify
  • distort
  • emphasize
  • fabricate
  • falsify
  • heighten
  • inflate
  • magnify
  • misrepresent
  • overdo
  • overdraw
  • overemphasize
  • overestimate
  • boast
  • boost
  • brag
  • caricature
  • color
  • corrupt
  • embroider
  • enlarge
  • exalt
  • expand
  • fudge
  • hike
  • hyperbolize
  • intensify
  • lie
  • misquote
  • pad
  • puff
  • pyramid
  • romance
  • romanticize
  • scam
  • stretch
  • up
  • blow out of proportion
  • build up
  • cook up
  • go to extremes
  • lay it on thick
  • loud talk
  • make too much of
  • misreport
  • pretty up
  • put on

Antonyms for exaggerating

  • compress
  • contract
  • decrease
  • ignore
  • lessen
  • play down
  • abridge
  • be modest
  • deprecate
  • lower
  • reduce
  • shrink
  • depreciate
  • minimize
  • understate
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.