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Overstatement vs. Exaggeration — What's the Difference?

Overstatement vs. Exaggeration

Difference Between Overstatement and Exaggeration

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Overstatement

To state in exaggerated terms.
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Exaggeration

Exaggeration is the representation of something as more extreme or dramatic than it really is. Exaggeration may occur intentionally or unintentionally.
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Overstatement

An exaggeration; a statement in excess of what is reasonable.
The story he gave was something of an overstatement of the facts.
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Exaggeration

To consider, represent, or cause to appear as larger, more important, or more extreme than is actually the case; overstate
Exaggerated his own role in the episode.
Exaggerated the size of the enemy force.
Exaggerated how difficult the project would be.
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Overstatement

The tendency to overstate.
She had a knack for overstatement.
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Exaggeration

To make overstatements.
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Overstatement

An exaggerated statement or account.
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Exaggeration

The act of heaping or piling up.
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Overstatement

Making to seem more important than it really is
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Exaggeration

The act of exaggerating; the act of doing or representing in an excessive manner; a going beyond the bounds of truth, reason, or justice; a hyperbolical representation; hyperbole; overstatement.
They say he's a millionnaire, but that's a massive exaggeration.
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Exaggeration

A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.
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Exaggeration

The act of heaping or piling up.
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Exaggeration

The act of exaggerating; the act of doing or representing in an excessive manner; a going beyond the bounds of truth reason, or justice; a hyperbolical representation; hyperbole; overstatement.
No need of an exaggeration of what they saw.
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Exaggeration

A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.
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Exaggeration

Extravagant exaggeration
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Exaggeration

The act of making something more noticeable than usual;
The dance involved a deliberate exaggeration of his awkwardness
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Exaggeration

Making to seem more important than it really is
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