Synonyms for exaggeration
- figure of speech
- fish story
- flight of fancy
- tall story
Antonyms for exaggeration
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXAGGERATION
I do not suppose, my dear, that you intentionally told an untruth; it was an exaggeration.
All this was excessively irritating, and needed no exaggeration from abroad.
There is much to relieve the remark of Mayor Otis from exaggeration.
I tried to be conservative in my description, because I did not wish to be accused of exaggeration.
Indeed, she had to fight against the tendency to exaggeration.
The sensation passed directly he realized the exaggeration in his mind.
Even the small estimate is said by Austria to be an exaggeration.
In hope that she would be deterred by exaggeration, he dwelt on the subject.
Yes, I said, and the exaggeration may be set down to you; for you made me utter my fancies.
We have here an example of this adventurer's style of exaggeration and hyperbole.
1560s, from Latin exaggerationem (nominative exaggeratio), noun of action from past participle stem of exaggerare (see exaggerate).