exaggeration Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “exaggeration” in the English Dictionary

"exaggeration" in British English

See all translations

exaggerationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ɪɡˌzædʒ.əˈreɪ.ʃən/
C1 the ​fact of making something ​seemlarger, 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 ​savedlives.
More examples
(Definition of exaggeration from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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…
What is the pronunciation of exaggeration?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
faith school

a school that is financially supported by a particular religious group, usually for children from that religion

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More