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exaggerative

[ ig-zaj-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv ]
/ ɪgˈzædʒ əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv /
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adjective

tending to exaggerate; involving or characterized by exaggeration.

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Also ex·ag·ger·a·to·ry [ig-zaj-er-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]. /ɪgˈzædʒ ər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.

Origin of exaggerative

First recorded in 1790–1800; exaggerate + -ive

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