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hyperbole

noun [U] uk   /haɪˈpɜː.bəl.i/ us    /-ˈpɝː-/ formal
a way of speaking or writing that makes someone or something sound bigger, better, more, etc. than they are: The blurb on the back of the book was full of the usual hyperbole - 'enthralling', 'fascinating' ,and so on.Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
hyperbolic
adjective uk   /ˌhaɪ.pəˈbɒl.ɪk/ us    /-pɚˈbɑː.lɪk/
hyperbolic rhetoricExaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
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