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exaggeration

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  • nounoverstatement, embellishment
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Synonyms for exaggeration

noun overstatement, embellishment
  • 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

Antonyms for exaggeration

  • truth
  • compression
  • decrease
  • lessening
  • shrinkage
  • minimization
  • reduction
  • understatement
  • unembellishment
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More words related to exaggeration

aggravation

noun. worsening of a situation,
  • condition deepening
  • exacerbation
  • exaggeration
  • heightening
  • increase
  • inflaming
  • inflammation
  • intensification
  • magnification
  • sharpening
  • strengthening
  • worsening

blarney

noun. flattery
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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