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exaggeration

noun

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the representation of something in terms that go beyond the facts
  • their exaggeration was such that a rainstorm became a hurricane

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The first known use of exaggeration was in 1565

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“Exaggeration.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/exaggeration. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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