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overstated

[ oh-ver-steyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF overstated

Synonyms for overstated

  • amplify
  • emphasize
  • heighten
  • inflate
  • magnify
  • misrepresent
  • overdo
  • overemphasize
  • overestimate
  • boast
  • boost
  • brag
  • embellish
  • embroider
  • enlarge
  • exalt
  • expand
  • fabricate
  • fudge
  • hike
  • lie
  • misquote
  • pad
  • puff
  • blow out of proportion
  • build up
  • lay it on thick
  • misreport
  • play up
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Antonyms for overstated

  • compress
  • contract
  • decrease
  • ignore
  • lessen
  • play down
  • abridge
  • be modest
  • deprecate
  • lower
  • reduce
  • shrink
  • simplify
  • tell truth
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OVERSTATED

Does it occur to you that such has been the case, that she has overstated it?

Clearly Philippe had not overstated the excitement prevailing there.

The advantages of a record of this kind can hardly be overstated.

Those who try the book find its merits have not been overstated.

The intelligence, courage and devotion of dogs of this breed can scarcely be overstated.

In both instances he has, as we think, overstated his point.

It was an excursion of an hour or two, and the charm of it could not be overstated, I think.

Why, it is that which would be true If it had not been overstated.

Although this cannot be estimated, it can hardly be overstated.

Mr Eagle Clarke says that the importance of winds is overstated, but as an incentive only.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, "assume too much grandeur;" see over- + state (n.1). Meaning "state too strongly" is attested from 1798, from state (v.). Related: Overstated, overstating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OVERSTATED

overdone

adjectiveexcessive
  • elaborate
  • exaggerated
  • extravagant
  • overstated
  • too much

sweeping

adjectivewide-ranging
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