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exaggerated

[ig-zaj-uh-rey-tid]
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adjective
  1. unduly or unrealistically magnified: to have an exaggerated opinion of oneself.
  2. abnormally increased or enlarged.

Origin of exaggerated

First recorded in 1545–55; exaggerate + -ed2
Related formsex·ag·ger·at·ed·ly, adverbnon·ex·ag·ger·at·ed, adjectivenon·ex·ag·ger·at·ed·ly, adverbself-ex·ag·ger·at·ed, adjectiveun·ex·ag·ger·at·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for exaggeratedly

Historical Examples

  • The hands are either exaggeratedly large or exaggeratedly small.

    Criminal Man

    Gina Lombroso-Ferrero

  • Sometimes he was exaggeratedly jolly, usually he was flat and bitter in his letter.

    Sons and Lovers

    David Herbert Lawrence

  • His hat swung down in his right hand, and he bowed, exaggeratedly.

    Find the Woman

    Arthur Somers Roche

  • Mrs. Price, exaggeratedly polite, held him closer and smiled.

    The Narrow House

    Evelyn Scott

  • The idol was exaggeratedly female, with huge carnivorous teeth indicated in white paint.

    West Of The Sun

    Edgar Pangborn


British Dictionary definitions for exaggeratedly

exaggerated

adjective
  1. unduly or excessively magnified; enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness
  2. pathol abnormally enlargedan exaggerated spleen
Derived Formsexaggeratedly, adverb
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