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exaggeration

noun [C or U] uk   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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in Korean 과장…
in Arabic مُبالَغة…
in Portuguese exagero…
in Catalan exageració…
in Japanese 誇張…
in Italian esagerazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 誇張, 誇大, 言過其實…
in Russian преувеличение…
in Turkish abartı, mübalağa…
in Chinese (Simplified) 夸张, 夸大, 言过其实…
in Polish przesada…
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