verb (used with object), ex·ag·ger·at·ed, ex·ag·ger·at·ing.
verb (used without object), ex·ag·ger·at·ed, ex·ag·ger·at·ing.
Origin of exaggerate
Synonyms for exaggerate
Antonyms for exaggerate
Examples from the Web for exaggerator
Historical Examples of exaggerator
They say that you are blind, a dreamer, an exaggerator—a liar, in short!Daily Thoughts
"I must perform my official duties," remarked the King's Exaggerator.The Missing Prince
G. E. Farrow
“I trust you realise what an exaggerator I am—that I lay myself out to exaggerate,” he writes.Familiar Studies of Men and Books
Robert Louis Stevenson
You will see—in brief, the only exaggerator in the South is Old Sol, for he does enlarge everything he touches.
He was every inch a Gascon, a boastful talker, an exaggerator, fond of posing and a little of a bully.Montreal 1535-1914 under the French Rgime
William Henry Atherton
Word Origin for exaggerate
1530s, "to pile up, accumulate," from Latin exaggeratus, past participle of exaggerare "heighten, amplify, magnify," literally "to heap, pile, load, fill," from ex- "thoroughly" (see ex-) + aggerare "heap up," from agger (genitive aggeris) "heap," from aggerere "bring together, carry toward," from ad- "to, toward" + gerere "carry" (see gest). Sense of "overstate" first recorded in English 1560s. Related: Exaggerated; exaggerating.