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exaggerated

adjective

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extended beyond normal or realistic bounds
  • loves the exaggerated emotions that are part and parcel of grand opera

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exaggerated

verb
past tense of exaggerate

Synonyms & Antonyms of exaggerated (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to add to the interest of by including made-up details
  • the American colonist John Smith is believed by many historians to have exaggerated his adventures

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2 to describe or express in too strong terms
  • it would be impossible to exaggerate the importance of this entrance exam

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The first known use of exaggerated was circa 1632

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“Exaggerated.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/exaggerated. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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