exaggerated

[[t]ɪgzæ̱ʤəreɪtɪd[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED
Something that is exaggerated is or seems larger, better, worse, or more important than it actually needs to be.

They should be sceptical of exaggerated claims for what such courses can achieve...

Western fears, he insists, are greatly exaggerated.

Derived words:
exaggeratedly ADV-GRADED ADV adj/-ed, ADV after v

...an exaggeratedly feminine appearance...

She laughed exaggeratedly at their jokes.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • exaggerated — adjective 1 described as better, more important etc than is really true: exaggerated reports of the army s gains 2 an exaggerated sound or movement is emphasized to make people notice: exaggerated movements of his arms …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Exaggerated — Exaggerate Ex*ag ger*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exaggerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exaggerating} . ] [L. exaggeratus, p. p. of exaggerare to heap up; ex out + aggerare to heap up, fr. agger heap, aggerere to bring to; ad to + gerere to bear. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exaggerated — adj. greatly, grossly exaggerated * * * [ɪg zædʒəreɪtɪd] grossly exaggerated greatly …   Combinatory dictionary

  • exaggerated — ex|ag|ger|at|ed [ ıg zædʒə,reıtəd ] adjective 1. ) describing something in a way that makes it seem better, worse, larger, more important, etc. than it really is: exaggerated claims about the drug s benefits 2. ) done in an extreme way that does… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • exaggerated — UK [ɪɡˈzædʒəˌreɪtɪd] / US [ɪɡˈzædʒəˌreɪtəd] adjective 1) describing something in a way that makes it seem better, worse, larger, more important etc than it really is exaggerated claims about the drug s benefits 2) done in an extreme way that does …   English dictionary

  • exaggerated — [ɪgˈzædʒəˌreɪtɪd] adj 1) describing something in a way that makes it seem better, worse, larger, more important etc than it really is exaggerated claims[/ex] 2) done in a way that does not seem sincere or natural a tone of exaggerated… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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