overstatement


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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
References in classic literature ?
It is insisted that eight duels a week--four for each of the two days--is too low an average to draw a calculation from, but I will reckon from that basis, preferring an understatement to an overstatement of the case.
It would be an overstatement to say that he was shocked or even excited by the amazing announcement.
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The self-appointed so-called supporters groups could not even raise 500 marchers, and their estimate of 300 looks like an overstatement.
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It was an overstatement of over 2200 points by Dr Ismail, and he should exercise care while sharing such extrapolated figures on public forums.
Hugh as Ian He said: "I think to say that life is getting easier would be an overstatement, but often within overstatements are kernels of truth and frequently at the nub of a kernel can be found the essence of possibility.