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exaggeration

noun [C or U] uk   /ɪɡˌzædʒ.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ us  
C1 the fact of making something seem larger, more important, better, or worse than it really is: Sal reckons over 60 people were there but I think that's a slight exaggeration. [+ to infinitive] It would be no exaggeration to say that her work has saved lives.Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
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