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 Dictionary entry overview: What does overstatement mean? 

  The noun OVERSTATEMENT has 1 sense:

1. making to seem more important than it really is

  Familiarity information: OVERSTATEMENT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Making to seem more important than it really is

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


overstatement; exaggeration; magnification

Hypernyms ("overstatement" is a kind of...):

deceit; deception; misrepresentation (a misleading falsehood)


understatement (a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said)

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