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[ig-zaj-uh-rey-tid] /ɪgˈzædʒ əˌreɪ tɪd/
unduly or unrealistically magnified:
to have an exaggerated opinion of oneself.
abnormally increased or enlarged.
Origin of exaggerated
First recorded in 1545-55; exaggerate + -ed2
Related forms
exaggeratedly, adverb
nonexaggerated, adjective
nonexaggeratedly, adverb
self-exaggerated, adjective
unexaggerated, adjective Unabridged
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  • 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.

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  • 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
  • She bent across Kenyon to examine Peter and gave an exaggeratedly dramatic cry of surprise and admiration.

    The Sins of the Children Cosmo Hamilton
  • He is scrupulously, exaggeratedly, polite towards every one; and his excessive ceremony with me puts a certain restraint upon me.

    Spiritual Adventures Arthur Symons
  • "If you will kindly stoop down-" said I, in what I now remember to be rather an exaggeratedly polite tone.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • He was in one of the exaggeratedly humble moods which alternated with his florid, talkative, cock-sure periods.

    The Squirrel-Cage Dorothy Canfield
  • For a time she did not answer, as if he who spoke was no more than any youth of the settlement, so exaggeratedly absorbed was she.

British Dictionary definitions for exaggeratedly


unduly or excessively magnified; enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness
(pathol) abnormally enlarged: an exaggerated spleen
Derived Forms
exaggeratedly, adverb
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