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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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  • Its limbs, exaggeratedly long, and twisted like the stalk of a vine, terminated in fingers like the claws of a spider.

  • The hands are either exaggeratedly large or exaggeratedly small.

    Criminal Man Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
  • Mrs. Price, exaggeratedly polite, held him closer and smiled.

    The Narrow House Evelyn Scott
  • His hat swung down in his right hand, and he bowed, exaggeratedly.

    Find the Woman Arthur Somers Roche
  • The lines of the miser's mouth were close and firm, and his narrow chin turned up to meet an exaggeratedly hooked nose.

    The Country Doctor Honore de Balzac
  • She bent across Kenyon to examine Peter and gave an exaggeratedly dramatic cry of surprise and admiration.

    The Sins of the Children Cosmo Hamilton
  • Wolde therfore this erthe on this erthe on this hertly thinke, is superior to the exaggeratedly long line in Lamb.

  • 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.

  • We find here the same sinuous figure with exaggeratedly compressed waist, prominent bosom, and emphasised haunches.

    More Science From an Easy Chair Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
  • In a mixed company she was, perhaps, exaggeratedly conscious of her minute stature.

    Memoirs of a Midget Walter de la Mare
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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