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ex·ag·ger·ate

 (ĭg-zăj′ə-rāt′)
v. ex·ag·ger·at·ed, ex·ag·ger·at·ing, ex·ag·ger·ates
v.tr.
To consider, represent, or cause to appear as larger, more important, or more extreme than is actually the case; overstate: exaggerated his own role in the episode; exaggerated the size of the enemy force; exaggerated how difficult the project would be.
v.intr.
To make overstatements.

[Latin exaggerāre, exaggerāt-, to heap up, magnify : ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + aggerāre, to pile up (from agger, pile, from aggerere, to bring to : ad-, ad- + gerere, to bring).]

ex·ag′ger·at′ed·ly adv.
ex·ag′ger·a′tion n.
ex·ag′ger·a′tive, ex·ag′ger·a·to′ry (-ə-tôr′ē) adj.
ex·ag′ger·a′tor n.
Synonyms: exaggerate, inflate, magnify, overstate
These verbs mean to represent something as being larger or greater than it actually is: exaggerated the size of the fish I caught; inflated his own importance; magnifying her part in their success; overstated his income on the loan application.
Antonym: minimize

exaggerated

(ɪɡˈzædʒəˌreɪtɪd)
adj
1. unduly or excessively magnified; enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness
2. (Pathology) pathol abnormally enlarged: an exaggerated spleen.
exˈaggerˌatedly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exaggerated - represented as greater than is true or reasonable; "an exaggerated opinion of oneself"
immoderate - beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending"
2.exaggerated - enlarged to an abnormal degreeexaggerated - enlarged to an abnormal degree; "thick lenses exaggerated the size of her eyes"
increased - made greater in size or amount or degree

exaggerated

adjective overstated, extreme, excessive, over the top (informal), inflated, extravagant, overdone, tall (informal), amplified, hyped, pretentious, exalted, overestimated, overblown, fulsome, hyperbolic, highly coloured, O.T.T. (slang) Be sceptical of exaggerated claims for what these products can do.
Translations
přehnanýzveličený
liioiteltu
túlzótúlzott

exaggerated

[ɪgˈzædʒəreɪtɪd] ADJexagerado

exaggerated

[ɪgˈzædʒəreɪtɪd] adjexagéré(e)

exaggerated

adjübertrieben; to have an exaggerated view of somethingetw überschätzen; to have an exaggerated sense of one’s own importanceeine übertrieben hohe Meinung von sich haben

exaggerated

[ɪgˈzædʒəˌreɪtɪd] adjesagerato/a
to have an exaggerated opinion of o.s. → stimarsi troppo
References in classic literature ?
The feeble blaze of life that remained in her body was blown into a flame by her anxiety and she crept out of bed, dressed and hurried along the hallway toward her son's room, shaking with exaggerated fears.
He spoke with an animation and earnestness that gave an exaggerated importance to every syllable he uttered.
We look back at this ignorance, or infatuation, whichever it may be called, with wonder, knowing that the neglect of an eminence, whose difficulties, like those of Mount Defiance, have been so greatly exaggerated, would, at the present time, prove fatal to the reputation of the engineer who had planned the works at their base, or to that of the general whose lot it was to defend them.
he added hurriedly, recognizing Christie's half-conscious, deprecating gesture with more exaggerated deprecation.
Hester looked by way of humouring the child; and she saw that, owing to the peculiar effect of this convex mirror, the scarlet letter was represented in exaggerated and gigantic proportions, so as to be greatly the most prominent feature of her appearance.
The first discovery I made was that the beauty of the lake had not been exaggerated.
Miss Delia Weeks may have exaggerated matters somewhat, but it is easy to imagine that Rebecca as well as all the other Riverboro children had heard the particulars of the Widow Rideout's missing sleigh and Abner Simpson's supposed connection with it.
I am con- fident that it is essentially true in all its statements; that nothing has been set down in malice, nothing exaggerated, nothing drawn from the imagination; that it comes short of the reality, rather than over- states a single fact in regard to SLAVERY AS IT IS.
In a state between sleeping and waking, you noticed her entrance and her actions; but feverish, almost delirious as you were, you ascribed to her a goblin appearance different from her own: the long dishevelled hair, the swelled black face, the exaggerated stature, were figments of imagination; results of nightmare: the spiteful tearing of the veil was real: and it is like her.
Then personal appearance sympathised with mental deterioration: he acquired a slouching gait and ignoble look; his naturally reserved disposition was exaggerated into an almost idiotic excess of unsociable moroseness; and he took a grim pleasure, apparently, in exciting the aversion rather than the esteem of his few acquaintance.
He had never caught even a glimpse of the boy and had heard a dozen exaggerated stories about his uncanny looks and ways and his insane tempers.
I think she is right so far, and I frankly confess that I have exaggerated a nervous indisposition, from which she is really suffering, into a serious illness -- purely and entirely to prevent these two ladies for the present from meeting every day on the Parade, and from carrying unpleasant impressions of each other into your domestic establishment and mine.