Etymology
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exaggeration (n.)

"unreasonable or extravagant amplification," 1560s, from Latin exaggerationem (nominative exaggeratio) "elevation, exaltation" (figurative), noun of action from past-participle stem of exaggerare "amplify, magnify," literally "heap up" (see exaggerate).

Origin and meaning of exaggeration
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Definitions of exaggeration

exaggeration (n.)
extravagant exaggeration;
Synonyms: hyperbole
exaggeration (n.)
the act of making something more noticeable than usual;
the dance involved a deliberate exaggeration of his awkwardness
exaggeration (n.)
making to seem more important than it really is;
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