Synonyms for overstatement

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He wished his answer to be not an overstatement, but the exact truth.

It has happened so many times that we know this is not an overstatement.

One of the characteristics of a legend is its overstatement of fact.

Yet this might perhaps be regarded as something of an overstatement.

To assert the contrary is to weaken one's case by overstatement.

Johnson, on hearing this from Boswell, remarked that it must be an overstatement.

That this is no overstatement of the issue, a bare recital of a few biological axioms will show.

As in the matter of monopoly, however, so here, Single Tax advocates are chargeable with a certain amount of overstatement.

The exact proportion of ten copper to one of tin, Mr. Wilson has shewn to be an overstatement.

He is given rather to understatement than overstatement of facts—a cool, level-headed observer.

WORD ORIGIN

1803, from over- + statement.

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