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exaggerationnoun [C or U]

uk   /ɪɡˌzædʒ.əˈreɪ.ʃən/  us   /ɪɡˌzædʒ.əˈreɪ.ʃən/
C1 the fact of making something seem larger, more important, better, or worse than it really is: Sal estimates 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.

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Translations of “exaggeration”
in Arabic مُبالَغة…
in Korean 과장…
in Portuguese exagero…
in Catalan exageració…
in Japanese 誇張…
in Chinese (Simplified) 夸张, 夸大, 言过其实…
in Turkish abartı, mübalağa…
in Russian преувеличение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 誇張, 誇大, 言過其實…
in Italian esagerazione…
in Polish przesada…
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