overdramatize

verb
over·dra·ma·tize | \ˌō-vər-ˈdra-mə-ˌtīz, -ˈdrä-\
overdramatized; overdramatizing

Definition of overdramatize 

transitive verb

: to present or represent (something) in an overly dramatic manner Don't overdramatize the situation. an overdramatized account The seriousness of this problem … has been vastly overrated and overdramatized.— Chris Welles The stories, he says, sensationalize or overdramatize the family's troubles …— James Laube

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overdramatization \ˌō-vər-ˌdra-mə-tə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌdrä- \ noun plural overdramatizations
As a child, I found Anne's plights and scrapes so worrisome, but as an adult I laugh out loud at her overdramatization of everything. — Laurie Gelman

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