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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An exaggeration, used to make something seem greater or better than it is.

Usage examples (41)
  • hyperbole was to Lyndon Johnson what oxygen is to life.
  • I guess hyperbole is only acceptable from the Left.
  • I read it to be more like “political hyperbole is not new”.
  • EUGENE - What do you call hyperbole when lofty expectations are met? for more
Tutoring comment
  • Note: A "hyperbola" is a curve in mathematics. "Hyperbole" is an exaggeration.
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