Ex*ag`ger*a"tion (?), n. [L. exaggeratio : cf. F. exag'eration.]
The act of heaping or piling up.
Sir M. Hale.
The act of exaggerating; the act of doing or representing in an excessive manner; a going beyond the bounds of truth reason, or justice; a hyperbolical representation; hyperbole; overstatement.
No need of an exaggeration of what they saw.
A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.
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