(comparative more exaggerative, superlative most exaggerative)
- Marked by exaggeration.
Variant of exaggerate
transitive verbexaggerated, exaggerating
- to think, speak, or write of as greater than is really so; magnify beyond the fact; overstate
- to increase or enlarge to an extreme or abnormal degree; overemphasize; intensify
Origin of exaggerate; from Classical Latin exaggeratus, past participle of exaggerare, to increase, exaggerate ; from ex-, out, up + aggerare, to heap up ; from agger, a heap ; from aggerere, to bring toward ; from ad-, to + gerere, to carry: see gesture
to give an exaggerated description or account