# hyperbolic

### adjective

- of or relating to a hyperbola.
- derived from a hyperbola, as a hyperbolic function.

## Origin of hyperbolic

## Related Words for hyperbolic

oratorical, vocal, farfetched, abstract, overblown, preposterous, melodramatic, pretentious, extravagant, distorted, excessive, inflated, unrealistic, overwrought, false, fabricated, stylized, exalted, strained, overdone## Examples from the Web for hyperbolic

### Contemporary Examples of 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 ScotlandClive Irving

September 17, 2014

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

It would be hyperbolic to crown Steve Beshear as a profile in courage.

Indeed, after nearly four years, there is a treasure trove of hyperbolic, over-the-top soundbites about it.

H.L. Mencken, admittedly a fast man with a hyperbolic comparison, thought him more profound than Henry James.

### Historical Examples of hyperbolic

The rest of the sentence is true, but this, hyperbolic, and greatly false.

Ariadne FlorentinaJohn Ruskin

I have omitted to mention the hyperbolic form of government.

The Romance of MathematicsP. Hampson

Their principal work was dedicated to her, in terms of hyperbolic praise.

Herbals, Their Origin and EvolutionAgnes Arber

It is conceivable that a comet might revolve in a hyperbolic orbit.

Barbican maintained it was the parabolic; M'Nicholl insisted that it was the hyperbolic.

All Around the MoonJules Verne