IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; COMMUNICATION OF IDEAS

II. MODES OF COMMUNICATION

Exaggeration.

[Nouns] exaggeration; expansion [more]; hyperbole, stretch, strain, coloring; high coloring, caricature, caricatura; extravagance (nonsense) [more]; Baron Munchausen; men in buckram, yarn, fringe, embroidery, traveler's tale; fish story, gooseberry.

storm in a teacup; much ado about nothing (overestimation) [more]; puff, puffery (boasting) [more]; rant (turgescence) [more].

figure of speech, facon de parler; stretch of fancy, stretch of the imagination; flight of fancy (imagination) [more].

false coloring (falsehood) [more]; aggravation [more].

[Verbs] exaggerate, magnify, pile up, aggravate; amplify (expand) [more]; overestimate [more]; hyperbolize; overcharge, overstate, overdraw, overlay, overshoot the mark, overpraise; make over much, over the most of; strain, strain over a point; stretch, stretch a point; go great lengths; spin a long yarn; draw with a longbow, shoot with a longbow; deal in the marvelous.

out-Herod Herod, run riot, talk at random.

heighten, overcolor; color highly, color too highly; broder; flourish; color (misrepresent) [more]; puff (boast) [more].

[Adjectives] exaggerated; overwrought; bombastic (grandiloquent) [more]; hyperbolical, on stilts; fabulous, extravagant, preposterous, egregious, outre, highflying.

[Adverbs] hyperbolically

[Phrases] excitabat enim fluctus in simpulo [Cicero].

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