Exaggeration

Ex*ag`ger*a"tion

(?), n. [L. exaggeratio : cf. F. exagration.] 1. The act of heaping or piling up. [Obs.] "Exaggeration of sand." Sir M. Hale.
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2. The act of exaggerating; the act of doing or representing in an excessive manner; a going beyond the bounds of truth reason, or justice; a hyperbolical representation; hyperbole; overstatement.
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No need of an exaggeration of what they saw.
I. Taylor.
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3. (Paint.) A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.
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