hyperbolism


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hy·per·bo·lism

 (hī-pûr′bə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. The use of hyperbole.
2. An instance of hyperbole.

hyperbolism

1. the use of hyperbole, or exaggeration.
2. a hyperbolic or exaggerated statement. — hyperbolist, n.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
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hyperbolism

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The act or an instance of exaggerating:
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aspires to abolish the discursive and syntactic elements, to liberate art from any connection with psychological and empirical reality, to reduce every work to the intimate laws of its own expressive essence or to the given absolutes of its own genre or means; in the literal sense of the terms, it is ultra-ism or hyperbolism, an extension of the agonistic spirit to the realms of style and form.