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 formsex·ag·ger·at·ed·ly, adverbnon·ex·ag·ger·at·ed, adjectivenon·ex·ag·ger·at·ed·ly, adverbself-ex·ag·ger·at·ed, adjectiveun·ex·ag·ger·at·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for exaggeratedly

Historical Examples of exaggeratedly

  • 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.

    Find the Woman

    Arthur Somers Roche

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for exaggeratedly



unduly or excessively magnified; enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness
pathol abnormally enlargedan exaggerated spleen
Derived Formsexaggeratedly, adverb
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