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synonyms for exaggeration

  • baloney
  • excess
  • fabrication
  • falsehood
  • fantasy
  • hyperbole
  • misjudgment
  • misrepresentation
  • untruth
  • aggrandizement
  • amplification
  • boasting
  • caricature
  • coloring
  • crock
  • elaboration
  • embroidery
  • emphasis
  • enlargement
  • exaltation
  • extravagance
  • fancy
  • hogwash
  • inflation
  • jazz
  • line
  • magnification
  • overemphasis
  • overestimation
  • pretension
  • pretentiousness
  • rant
  • romance
  • stretch
  • whopper
  • yarn
  • figure of speech
  • fish story
  • flight of fancy
  • tall story
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antonyms for exaggeration

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  • truth
  • compression
  • decrease
  • lessening
  • shrinkage
  • minimization
  • reduction
  • understatement
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How to use exaggeration in a sentence

It’s not an exaggeration to say decisions made today could affect the planet for thousands of years.
THIS ELECTION COULD DECIDE THE CLIMATE’S FUTUREULA CHROBAKOCTOBER 29, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
This was clearly the most important announcement since RankBrain and no exaggeration — and not just for the world of web search.
COULD GOOGLE PASSAGE INDEXING BE LEVERAGING BERT?DAWN ANDERSONOCTOBER 29, 2020SEARCH ENGINE LAND
We are regressing at the worst possible time for us to do so, and it’s not an exaggeration to say that thousands of lives hang in the balance — the lives of mothers, fathers, sons and daughters who could easily fall.
WHAT WILL IT TAKE, AMERICA?TRACY MORANOCTOBER 28, 2020OZY
It’s not an exaggeration to say that Thompson created Georgetown basketball — and Big East basketball — as we know it.
JOHN THOMPSON’S UNAPOLOGETIC BLACKNESS CHANGED COLLEGE BASKETBALLSANTUL NERKARSEPTEMBER 1, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
It’s no exaggeration to say that WeChat changed my father’s life.
THE HUMAN COST OF A WECHAT BAN: SEVERING A HUNDRED MILLION TIESKAREN HAOAUGUST 13, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Among a certain cohort at least, that wasn’t much of an exaggeration.
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? (EP. 406)STEPHEN J. DUBNERFEBRUARY 20, 2020FREAKONOMICS
Any exaggeration into which a feeling of indignation happens to betray the accuser is instantly pounced upon.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
His last night's jealous speculations touching a man he did not know had leastways led him into no exaggeration.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Amplification, declamation, and exaggeration were at all times the faults of the Greeks, excepting Demosthenes and Aristotle.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
Travellers speak of the speed of the bullet in describing their running—doubtless with some exaggeration.
MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
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WORDS RELATED TO EXAGGERATION

  • condition deepening
  • exacerbation
  • exaggeration
  • heightening
  • increase
  • inflammation
  • intensification
  • magnification
  • sharpening
  • strengthening
  • worsening
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