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OVERSTATEMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does overstatement mean? 

OVERSTATEMENT (noun)
  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 


OVERSTATEMENT (noun)


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Meaning:

Making to seem more important than it really is

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

overstatement; exaggeration; magnification

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

deceit; deception; misrepresentation (a misleading falsehood)

Antonym:

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


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