hyperbolic

[ hahy-per-bol-ik ]
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adjective
  1. having the nature of hyperbole; exaggerated.

  2. using hyperbole; exaggerating.

  1. Mathematics.

Origin of hyperbolic

1
1640–50; hyperbole or hyperbol(a) + -ic
  • Also hy·per·bol·i·cal .

Other words from hyperbolic

  • hy·per·bol·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • non·hy·per·bol·ic, adjective
  • non·hy·per·bol·i·cal, adjective
  • non·hy·per·bol·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • sem·i·hy·per·bol·ic, adjective

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How to use hyperbolic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hyperbolic

hyperbolic

hyperbolical

/ (ˌhaɪpəˈbɒlɪk) /


adjective
  1. of or relating to a hyperbola

  2. rhetoric of or relating to a hyperbole

Derived forms of hyperbolic

  • hyperbolically, adverb

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