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EXAGGERATED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exaggerated mean? 

EXAGGERATED (adjective)
  The adjective EXAGGERATED has 3 senses:

1. represented as greater than is true or reasonable
2. enlarged to an abnormal degree
3. enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness

  Familiarity information: EXAGGERATED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXAGGERATED (adjective)


Sense 1exaggerated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Represented as greater than is true or reasonable

Synonyms:

exaggerated; overdone; overstated

Context example:

an exaggerated opinion of oneself

Similar:

immoderate (not within reasonable limits)


Sense 2exaggerated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enlarged to an abnormal degree

Synonyms:

magnified; exaggerated; enlarged

Context example:

thick lenses exaggerated the size of her eyes

Similar:

increased (made greater in size or amount or degree)


Sense 3exaggerated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness

Synonyms:

hyperbolic; inflated; exaggerated

Context examples:

had an exaggerated (or inflated) opinion of himself / a hyperbolic style

Similar:

increased (made greater in size or amount or degree)


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