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.
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]