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hyperbolism

[hahy-pur-buh-liz-uh m] /haɪˈpɜr bəˌlɪz əm/
noun
1.
the use of hyperbole.
Origin of hyperbolism
1645-1655
First recorded in 1645-55; hyperbole + -ism
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  • He expressed this hyperbolism to allay some disappointment which his friend felt in not hearing him.

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    John Bate

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