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exaggeration

noun [C or U]     /ɪɡˌzædʒ.əˈreɪ.ʃən/
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
(Definition of exaggeration noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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