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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·ag·ger·a·tion n.
 1. The act of heaping or piling up. [Obs.] Exaggeration of sand.”
 2. The act of exaggerating; the act of doing or representing in an excessive manner; a going beyond the bounds of truth reason, or justice; a hyperbolical representation; hyperbole; overstatement.
    No need of an exaggeration of what they saw.   --I. Taylor.
 3. Paint. A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: extravagant exaggeration [syn: hyperbole]
      2: the act of making something more noticeable than usual; "the
         dance involved a deliberate exaggeration of his
      3: making to seem more important than it really is [syn: overstatement,
          magnification] [ant: understatement]