Exaggeration

Definition of Exaggeration

Ex`ag`ger`a´tion
n.1.The act of heaping or piling up.
2.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.
No need of an exaggeration of what they saw.
- I. Taylor.
3.(Paint.) A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.

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