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o·ver·state

 (ō′vər-stāt′)
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overstatement - making to seem more important than it really is
deception, misrepresentation, deceit - a misleading falsehood
understatement - a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said

overstatement

noun exaggeration, embroidery, hyperbole, magnification, embellishment, overvaluation, over-emphasis, overestimation He may be talented, but `genius' is something of an overstatement.

overstatement

noun
The act or an instance of exaggerating:
Translations

overstatement

[ˌəʊvəˈsteɪtmənt] Nexageración f

overstatement

[ˈəʊvərsteɪtmənt] nexagération f

overstatement

[ˌəʊvəˈsteɪtmənt] nesagerazione f
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