exaggeration 1560s, from L. exaggerationem (nom. exaggeratio), noun of action from pp. stem of exaggerare (see EXAGGERATE (Cf. exaggerate)).

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  • exaggeration — I noun addition, aggrandizement, augmentation, boast, brag, caricature, disproportion, distortion, embellishment, embroidery, enlargement, excess, excessiveness, exorbitance, exorbitancy, expansion, extravagance, extravagant statement, extremes,… …   Law dictionary

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