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When I say it knows nothing about these countries, I’m really not using hyperbole.

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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.

"Everything" is clear hyperbole—the overwhelming majority of things on Earth are not crabs and seemingly have no plans to become them.

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.

In an age exhausted from internet hyperbole, that may actually be a reasonable leap.

Exaggeration and hyperbole are constant campaign companions, as useful and expected as hammers and saws on a construction site.

Pardon the hyperbole, but there has never been a more aptly titled Good Wife episode than “Hitting the Fan.”

Unfortunately, Buchanan is not engaging in idle hyperbole or in simple wishful thinking.

Film festival reviews are, as is their wont, often prone to hyperbole.

But in a media age of hypercharged hyperbole, there is little room for gray.

The hyperbole of bores it is, to bore Congress for a hundred thousand dollars to go to the Pole!

Though my long exile had well-nigh cost me the trick of it, I made shift to drop into the stately Indian hyperbole.

There is one on the dowager countess of Pembroke (d. 1621), remarkable for its successful use of a somewhat daring hyperbole.

Hyperbole is an exaggerated form of statement, and is used to magnify or diminish an object.

It was so ever-present with him that there was neither paradox nor hyperbole in his words: I am never alone when I am alone.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hyperbole, such as: hype, metaphor, overstatement, amplification, coloring, and distortion.

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