exaggerative


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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
References in classic literature ?
I ought to be the last to find any fault with you this evening, when you have met my wishes so freely; but I must say, Jasper, that your devotion to your nephew has made you exaggerative here.
It would be exaggerative, indeed irreverent, to say that he ever positively appeared again.
Stevenson's best formulation about Thoreau's artistry came packaged this way: "Thus Thoreau was an exaggerative and a parabolical writer, not because he loved the literature of the East, but from a desire that people should understand and realise what he was writing" (Familiar Studies 155).
Such exaggerative information supplied by the classical writers appears to have only been meant to magnify Alexander's exploits as they are totally out of tune with evidence of geography of the area.
For example, in this line in order to show the power and ability of wisdom to achieve knowledge, he used a poetic, strange and exaggerative that reveals wisdom sees all the unseens"
Nevertheless, we have to point out that the preponderance of the spatial deictic forms 'everywhere', 'where', and 'wherever' in the discourse betrays the exaggerative bias of advertising discourse.
They also handled in a negative and exaggerative [way] people and individuals who are being tried in the media without verifying via documents or evidence which is considered defamatory and an incorrect preemption causing effects that press and media must refrain from its events".
mens rea"--"guilty mind"/"criminal intent;" "res judicata"--"a matter judged;" "actus reus"), and exaggerative syntax constructions.
5] Ting-Ting Yang, "A learning-based system for generating exaggerative caricature from face images with expression," in Proc.
All of these last cited examples illustrate the idiomatic use of this exaggerative parallelism, where either part alone, and both together, signify an indefinitely large quantity of the objects mentioned.
In addition, the result indicates the exaggerative and misleading avocations and dissemination of modern technologies by agricultural education systems that neglected natural processes and indigenous knowledge.