Examples from the Web for hyperbolic
Again his language was hyperbolic, saying that the scheme would do more damage than the Luftwaffe had managed in World War II.Imagining Prince Charles as King Makes All of Britain Wish They Could Leave Like Scotland|Clive Irving|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But this new crop of hyperbolic Clintonistas seems different.Hollywood's Obsession With Hillary Clinton-Like Villains, From 'Divergent' to 'The Hunger Games'|Andrew Romano|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It would be hyperbolic to crown Steve Beshear as a profile in courage.Obamacare Is Winning in Kentucky, Thanks to Steve Beshear|Jonathan Miller|October 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, after nearly four years, there is a treasure trove of hyperbolic, over-the-top soundbites about it.Obamacare Fear-Mongering Hall of Fame: Death Panels and More|Jamelle Bouie|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
H.L. Mencken, admittedly a fast man with a hyperbolic comparison, thought him more profound than Henry James.
In a country of exaggerations, he likewise is prone to hyperbolic description of things actual.Revolution and Other Essays|Jack London
And if there are no hyperbolic orbits, then it is infinity to one that all the orbits are elliptical.Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I|Herbert Spencer
With the power Ken speaks of, I believe the hyperbolic form could carry an effective wave into the stratosphere.The Year When Stardust Fell|Raymond F. Jones
Barbican maintained it was the parabolic; M'Nicholl insisted that it was the hyperbolic.All Around the Moon|Jules Verne
In the first case the surface is called an Hyperboloid of one sheet, in the second an Hyperbolic Paraboloid.
British Dictionary definitions for hyperbolic
Word Origin and History for hyperbolic
1640s (iperbolical is from early 15c.), from Greek hyperbolikos "extravagant," from hyperbole "extravagance," literally "a throwing beyond" (see hyperbole). Geometric sense is from 1670s. Related: Hyperbolically.