I noun aggrandizement, amplification, boasting, coloring, distortion, elaboration, embroidery, enlargement, exaggerated statement, exaggeration, expansion, extravagance, extravagancy, falsification, hyperbole, hyperbolism, inflated statement, inflation, magnification, magniloquence, misjudgment, misrepresentation, misstatement, overestimation, puffery II index bombast, distortion, exaggeration, hyperbole, misrepresentation

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  • overstatement — UK US /ˈəʊvəˌsteɪtmənt/ noun [C or U] ► a statement that something is larger, more important, or more serious than it really is: »An internal inquiry into accounting irregularities revealed a $70m overstatement by a subsidiary company. »The… …   Financial and business terms

  • Overstatement — O ver*state ment, n. An exaggerated statement or account. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overstatement — Overstatement,das:⇨Übertreibung …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • overstatement — *exaggeration, hyperbole Antonyms: understatement …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • overstatement — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)steɪtmənt[/t]] overstatements N VAR If you refer to the way something is described is an overstatement, you mean it is described in a way that makes it seem more important or serious than it really is. This may have been an… …   English dictionary

  • overstatement — noun a) An exaggeration; a statement in excess of what is reasonable. The story he gave was something of an overstatement of the facts. b) The tendency to overstate. She had a knack for overstatement. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • overstatement — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈsteɪtmənt] / US [ˌoʊvərˈsteɪtmənt] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms overstatement : singular overstatement plural overstatements formal something that you say that makes things seem more important, impressive, or serious than… …   English dictionary

  • Overstatement — Over|state|ment [ oʊvə steɪtmənt], das; s, s [engl. overstatement, aus: over = über u. statement = Aussage, Erklärung]: Übertreibung: Die Wichtigkeit von Leibesübungen, mit dem offiziell üblichen O. »Stählung des Körpers« genannt, wird ...… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Overstatement — Over|state|ment [ouvə steit...] das; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. overstatement> Übertreibung, Überspielung …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • overstatement — noun (C, U) the act of talking about something in a way that makes it seem more important, serious etc than it really is, or an example of this; exaggeration: It s a bit of an overstatement to say that the man s a fool, but he s not brilliant …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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