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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]


Represented as greater than is true or reasonable


exaggerated; overdone; overstated

Context example:

an exaggerated opinion of oneself


immoderate (not within reasonable limits)

Sense 2exaggerated [BACK TO TOP]


Enlarged to an abnormal degree


magnified; exaggerated; enlarged

Context example:

thick lenses exaggerated the size of her eyes


increased (made greater in size or amount or degree)

Sense 3exaggerated [BACK TO TOP]


Enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness


hyperbolic; inflated; exaggerated

Context examples:

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


increased (made greater in size or amount or degree)

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