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tr.v. o·ver·stat·ed, o·ver·stat·ing, o·ver·states
To state in exaggerated terms. See Synonyms at exaggerate.

o′ver·state′ment n.
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Adj.1.overstated - represented as greater than is true or reasonable; "an exaggerated opinion of oneself"
immoderate - beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending"
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Although rather overstatedly, Lord Scarman in McLaughlin v.
If this delineates the art of magnification, then one should note, too, Falkner's art of diminution - Paget's spire, amidst 'a thick cloud of smoke-like dust', has fallen 'with the roar, as it seemed, of a hundred cannon' (53), where Falkner's tower, amidst 'a cloud of white dust', falls less overstatedly with 'a roar as of a cannon' (392).