Origin of hyperbolic
Examples from the Web for hyperbolic
Again his language was hyperbolic, saying that the scheme would do more damage than the Luftwaffe had managed in World War II.Imagining Prince Charles as King Makes All of Britain Wish They Could Leave Like Scotland
September 17, 2014
But this new crop of hyperbolic Clintonistas seems different.Hollywood's Obsession With Hillary Clinton-Like Villains, From 'Divergent' to 'The Hunger Games'
March 21, 2014
It would be hyperbolic to crown Steve Beshear as a profile in courage.Obamacare Is Winning in Kentucky, Thanks to Steve Beshear
October 17, 2013
Indeed, after nearly four years, there is a treasure trove of hyperbolic, over-the-top soundbites about it.Obamacare Fear-Mongering Hall of Fame: Death Panels and More
September 30, 2013
H.L. Mencken, admittedly a fast man with a hyperbolic comparison, thought him more profound than Henry James.The Forgotten Genius of Ring Lardner
September 1, 2013
The rest of the sentence is true, but this, hyperbolic, and greatly false.Ariadne Florentina
I have omitted to mention the hyperbolic form of government.The Romance of Mathematics
Their principal work was dedicated to her, in terms of hyperbolic praise.Herbals, Their Origin and Evolution
It is conceivable that a comet might revolve in a hyperbolic orbit.
Barbican maintained it was the parabolic; M'Nicholl insisted that it was the hyperbolic.All Around the Moon
- of or relating to a hyperbola
- rhetoric of or relating to a hyperbole
Word Origin and History for hyperbolic
1640s (iperbolical is from early 15c.), from Greek hyperbolikos "extravagant," from hyperbole "extravagance," literally "a throwing beyond" (see hyperbole). Geometric sense is from 1670s. Related: Hyperbolically.