Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb exaggerate

2 senses of exaggerate

Sense 1
overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify -- (to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery")
       => misinform, mislead -- (give false or misleading information to)

Sense 2
overdo, exaggerate -- (do something to an excessive degree; "He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups")
       => make, do -- (engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution")

Antonyms of adj exaggerated

2 senses of exaggerated

Sense 1
exaggerated, overdone, overstated -- (represented as greater than is true or reasonable; "an exaggerated opinion of oneself")

INDIRECT (VIA immoderate) -> moderate -- (being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme; "moderate prices"; "a moderate income"; "a moderate fine"; "moderate demands"; "a moderate estimate"; "a moderate eater"; "moderate success"; "a kitchen of moderate size"; "the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart")

Sense 2
exaggerated, magnified, enlarged -- (enlarged to an abnormal degree; "thick lenses exaggerated the size of her eyes")

INDIRECT (VIA increased) -> decreased, reduced -- (made less in size or amount or degree)

Similarity of adj exaggerated

2 senses of exaggerated

Sense 1
exaggerated, overdone, overstated -- (represented as greater than is true or reasonable; "an exaggerated opinion of oneself")
       => immoderate (vs. moderate) -- (beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending")

Sense 2
exaggerated, magnified, enlarged -- (enlarged to an abnormal degree; "thick lenses exaggerated the size of her eyes")
       => increased (vs. decreased) -- (made greater in size or amount or degree)

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