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exaggerated

[ig-zaj-uh-rey-tid] /ɪgˈzædʒ əˌreɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
unduly or unrealistically magnified:
to have an exaggerated opinion of oneself.
2.
abnormally increased or enlarged.
Origin of exaggerated
1545-1555
First recorded in 1545-55; exaggerate + -ed2
Related forms
exaggeratedly, adverb
nonexaggerated, adjective
nonexaggeratedly, adverb
self-exaggerated, adjective
unexaggerated, adjective
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  • The hands are either exaggeratedly large or exaggeratedly small.

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • He is scrupulously, exaggeratedly, polite towards every one; and his excessive ceremony with me puts a certain restraint upon me.

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

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  • He was in one of the exaggeratedly humble moods which alternated with his florid, talkative, cock-sure periods.

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  • 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

exaggerated

/ɪɡˈzædʒəˌreɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
unduly or excessively magnified; enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness
2.
(pathol) abnormally enlarged: an exaggerated spleen
Derived Forms
exaggeratedly, adverb
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