◄ Exaggeration ►

1. (n.) The act of heaping or piling up.

2. (n.) The act of exaggerating; the act of doing or representing in an excessive manner; a going beyond the bounds of truth reason, or justice; a hyperbolical representation; hyperbole; overstatement.

3. (n.) A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.

abandon abstractionism accelerando acceleration affectation aggrandizement aggravation amplification beefing-up blague blowing up blowup boundlessness cock-and-bull story coloring command of language concentration condensation confabulation consolidation deepening deformation distortion egregiousness embellishment enhancement enlargement enormousness equivocation exacerbation excess excessiveness exorbitance exorbitancy explosion expression of ideas expressionism extravagance extravagancy extreme extremes extremism extremity fabulousness fairy tale false coloring false swearing falsehood falsification falsifying falsity farfetched story farrago fashion feeling for words fib fiction fish story flam flight of fancy flimflam form of speech garbling ghost story giantism gigantism gluttony grace of expression grandiloquence half-truth heating-up heightening hyperbole hypertrophy immoderacy immoderateness immoderation inaccuracy incontinence inflation information explosion injustice inordinacy inordinance inordinateness intemperance intemperateness intensification inundation legal fiction lie literary style litotes little white lie magnification manner manner of speaking mannerism mendacity miscoloring misconstruction misdrawing mispainting misquotation misreport misrepresentation misstatement misteaching mode mode of expression monstrousness nimiety nonrealism outrageousness overappraisal overassessment overcalculation overdevelopment overdrawing overestimate overestimation overflowing overgreatness overgrowth overindulgence overlargeness overmuch overmuchness overpass overrating overreaction overreckoning overrun overrunning overspreading overstatement overvaluation peculiarity perjury personal style perversion pickup pious fiction population explosion prevarication radicalism redoubling reinforcement rhetoric romance sense of language slanting slight stretching speedup step-up story strain straining strengthening stretching style stylistic analysis stylistics superiority surplus tale tall story tall tale tall talk taradiddle the grand style the plain style the sublime tightening too much too-muchness trick trumped-up story twisting unconscionableness understatement undueness unreasonableness unrestrainedness untruth vein way white lie yarn


Top of Page
Top of Page