[ ig-zaj-uh-reyt ]
/ ɪgˈzædʒ əˌreɪt /
verb (used with object), ex·ag·ger·at·ed, ex·ag·ger·at·ing.
to magnify beyond the limits of truth; overstate; represent disproportionately: to exaggerate the difficulties of a situation.
to increase or enlarge abnormally: Those shoes exaggerate the size of my feet.
verb (used without object), ex·ag·ger·at·ed, ex·ag·ger·at·ing.
to employ exaggeration, as in speech or writing: a person who is always exaggerating.
Words nearby exaggerate
Origin of exaggerate
ANTONYMS FOR exaggerate
OTHER WORDS FROM exaggerate
ex·ag·ger·at·ing·ly, adverbex·ag·ger·a·tor, nounnon·ex·ag·ger·at·ing, adjectiveo·ver·ex·ag·ger·ate, verb, o·ver·ex·ag·ger·at·ed, o·ver·ex·ag·ger·at·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for exaggeratingly
"I think she is the most interesting and entertaining person I've seen in years," declared Elfreda exaggeratingly.Grace Harlowe's Fourth Year at Overton College|Jessie Graham Flower
They are exaggeratingly pretended to be the product of great wisdom and art, and are rendered sweet and palatable to reason.Epistle Sermons, Vol. III|Martin Luther
British Dictionary definitions for exaggeratingly
/ (ɪɡˈzædʒəˌreɪt) /
to regard or represent as larger or greater, more important or more successful, etc, than is true
(tr) to make greater, more noticeable, etc, than usualhis new clothes exaggerated his awkwardness
Derived forms of exaggerateexaggeratingly, adverbexaggeration, nounexaggerative or exaggeratory, adjectiveexaggerator, noun
Word Origin for exaggerate
C16: from Latin exaggerāre to magnify, from aggerāre to heap, from agger heap
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