exaggeration collocations and examples

 UK /ɪɡˌzædʒəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/

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a description that makes something seem better, worse, more important etc than it really is


Adjectives frequently used with exaggeration
great: great, gross, wildThat last comment was a gross exaggeration.not great: a bit of an informal, slightWell, maybe ‘terrible’ is a bit of an exaggeration, but that’s how it felt at the time.

Usage note

If you want to emphasize that something extreme is true, you can use the expression I can say without exaggeration that...: I can honestly say without exaggeration that this is the worst club I have ever been to.


Nouns frequently used after exaggeration of
facts, risk, threat, truthWe are concerned about these stories which seem to be a gross exaggeration of the facts.
 
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