Exaggeration



[ig-zaj-uh-rey-shuh n] /ɪgˌzædʒ əˈreɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
the act of or overstating.
2.
an instance of ; an overstatement:
His statement concerning the size of his income is a gross exaggeration.
n.

1560s, from Latin exaggerationem (nominative exaggeratio), noun of action from past participle stem of exaggerare (see exaggerate).

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