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stretching

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of stretching

  1. 1 the act of making longer excessive stretching can cause the fabric to tear or lose its elasticity Synonyms drawing out, elongation, lengthening, prolongation, prolonging, extensionAntonyms abbreviation, abridgment (or abridgement), curtailment, cutback, shortening

  2. 2 the representation of something in terms that go beyond the facts your constant stretching of the truth is going to get you in trouble someday Synonyms caricature, coloring, elaboration, embellishment, embroidering, embroidery, hyperbole, magnification, overstatement, padding, exaggerationRelated Words amplification, enhancement; fabrication, misrepresentation; fudging, hedging; hype, puffery; superlativeNear Antonyms belittlement, disparagement, minimizing, poor-mouthingAntonyms meiosis, understatement



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