What is another word for exaggerates?

73 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ɛɡzˈad͡ʒəɹˌe͡ɪts], [ ɛɡzˈad‍ʒəɹˌe‍ɪts], [ ɛ_ɡ_z_ˈa_dʒ_ə_ɹ_ˌeɪ_t_s]

Exaggeration is a literary device that makes a statement more significant or worse than it seems. Synonyms for the word exaggerate include overstating, amplifying, hyperbolizing, inflating, overdramatizing, overemphasizing, magnifying, blowing up, stretching the truth, and embellishing. These synonyms give a more accurate representation of the meaning of exaggeration. For instance, when one says someone is overemphasizing a situation, it suggests they are making it appear more critical than it ought to be. Similarly, when one amplifies details, it suggests they are making it appear more than what it is. Overall, the synonyms for exaggerate help clarify and enrich the meaning of a statement.

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    Usage examples for Exaggerates

    She never exaggerates a gloomy story, and her account is very afflicting.
    "The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
    Charles James Lever
    Believe me, it is your own proud spirit that exaggerates the difficulties that would await us in society.
    "The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
    Charles James Lever
    "Oh, my husband always exaggerates," Frau von Leskjewitsch remarks.
    "Erlach Court"
    Ossip Schubin

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