Ex*ag`ger*a"tion (?), n. [L. exaggeratio : cf. F. exag'eration.]


The act of heaping or piling up.

[Obs.] "Exaggeration of sand."

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. I. Taylor.

3. Paint.

A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.


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