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.
Whether or not this principle is liable to exceptions, everyone would agree that is has a broad measure of truth, though the word "exactly" might seem an overstatement, and it might seem more correct to say that ideas APPROXIMATELY represent impressions.
This led to a PS916,000 overstatement in its financial performance for the year ended January 2014.
Department of Justice and the California Air Resources Board, resolves an investigation of the carmakers' 2012 overstatement of fuel economy ratings.
TESCO has suspended another three executives amid the investigation into its PS250m overstatement of profit expectations.
TESCO has been plunged into fresh turmoil following the suspension of four UK executives while it investigates a PS250m overstatement of profits.
Kanybek Narbayev is accused of authorization of overstatement of overhead costs for construction of roads in Bishkek.
This "omission from gross income" statute does not apply to an overstatement of deductions and credits, which could similarly result in an understatement of tax liability.
6501(e) (1)(A), which extends the three-year statute of limitation for assessing a deficiency against a taxpayer to six years where the taxpayer omits from gross income an amount in excess of 25% of the amount of gross income stated in a return, does not apply to an understatement of gross income due to a taxpayer's overstatement of basis on a return.
has disclosed practices and procedures that led to an overstatement in circulation, primarily in single copy.
Circuit companion cases were recently decided, regarding whether an understatement of income can trigger the six-year, extended tax assessment period under IRC Section 6501(e)(i)(A) when the understatement results from an overstatement of basis in sold property.