The definition of hyperbolic is something that has been exaggerated or enlarged beyond what is reasonable.(adjective)
An example of something that would be described as hyperbolic is a reaction by a person that is completely out-of-proportion to the events occurring.
See hyperbolic in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LL hyperbolicus < Gr hyperbolikos < hyperbolē: see hyperbola
See hyperbolic in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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