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synonyms for hyperbole

  • hype
  • metaphor
  • overstatement
  • PR
  • amplification
  • coloring
  • distortion
  • embellishment
  • enlargement
  • magnification
  • big talk
  • laying it on thick
  • mountain out of molehill
  • tall talk
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antonyms for hyperbole

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  • compression
  • decrease
  • lessening
  • understatement
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How to use hyperbole in a sentence

When I say it knows nothing about these countries, I’m really not using hyperbole.
'MAJOR AMERICAN FAILURE.’ A POLITICAL SCIENTIST ON WHY THE U.S. LOST IN AFGHANISTANPHILIP ELLIOTTAUGUST 18, 2021TIME
They were one hyperbole away from rewriting history to say that the first brick thrown at Stonewall was actually Tom Daley hurling his gold medal.
THE 2021 OLYMPICS ARE AN INSPIRING, INFURIATING SHITSHOWKEVIN FALLONJULY 30, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
"Everything" is clear hyperbole—the overwhelming majority of things on Earth are not crabs and seemingly have no plans to become them.
ON EARTH, THINGS EVOLVE INTO CRABS—COULD THE SAME BE TRUE IN SPACE?DOUG JOHNSONJULY 29, 2021ARS TECHNICA
Microsoft squeezed a lot into a 45-minute online launch presentation filled with hyperbole about making Windows feel like “home” and partly derailed by streaming challenges.
WINDOWS 11 WILL CHANGE HOW YOU USE YOUR PCGEOFFREY FOWLER, TATUM HUNTERJUNE 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In an age exhausted from internet hyperbole, that may actually be a reasonable leap.
THE DAZZLING ‘IN THE HEIGHTS’ MAY BE THE BEST MOVIE MUSICAL IN DECADESKEVIN FALLONJUNE 11, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
This claim sounds like hyperbole or a sales tactic, but it is absolutely true.
DELAWARE BEACH REAL ESTATE MARKET IS HOTLEE ANN WILKINSONMARCH 20, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
This is a bit of a hyperbole, but as challenging as it was to go from, like, 1000 to zero over the last nine months, it’s going to be 10 times more challenging to go from zero to 1000.
THE PANDEMIC CRAMPED RENT THE RUNWAY’S STYLE—BUT HERE’S HOW THE COMPANY IS FASHIONING A COMEBACK IN 2021MICHAL LEV-RAM, WRITERDECEMBER 24, 2020FORTUNE
People resent obfuscation and hyperbole now more than ever, and they’re starved for trust.
WHY TRANSPARENCY IS THE FUTURE OF VENDOR–CLIENT COLLABORATIONZETANOVEMBER 24, 2020DIGIDAY
When I first read it, it felt like such hyperbole, but it gave such a fascinating view of the driving force behind the innovation economy, the founders and teams building disruptive startups.
BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FROM FORTUNE’S 40 UNDER 40 IN FINANCERACHEL KINGSEPTEMBER 8, 2020FORTUNE
The hyperbole of bores it is, to bore Congress for a hundred thousand dollars to go to the Pole!
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WORDS RELATED TO HYPERBOLE

  • adornment
  • coloring
  • decoration
  • doodad
  • elaboration
  • embroidery
  • enhancement
  • enrichment
  • exaggeration
  • fandangle
  • floridity
  • flowery speech
  • frill
  • froufrou
  • fuss
  • garnish
  • gingerbread
  • hyperbole
  • icing on the cake
  • jazz
  • ornament
  • ornamentation
  • ostentation
  • overstatement
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