hyperbolism

[ hahy-pur-buh-liz-uh m ]
/ haɪˈpɜr bəˌlɪz əm /

noun

the use of hyperbole.

Nearby words

  1. hyperbole,
  2. hyperbolic,
  3. hyperbolic function,
  4. hyperbolic geometry,
  5. hyperbolic paraboloid,
  6. hyperbolize,
  7. hyperboloid,
  8. hyperborean,
  9. hyperboreans,
  10. hypercalcemia

Origin of hyperbolism

First recorded in 1645–55; hyperbole + -ism

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