Definition of overstatement in English:


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  • The action of expressing or stating something too strongly; exaggeration.

    ‘a classic piece of overstatement’
    • ‘to describe the show as a success would be an overstatement’
    • ‘At first glance, such a comment seems like hyperbole, an eulogizing overstatement.’
    • ‘I'm not so sure you're helping your cause when you make silly overstatements like that.’
    • ‘Official overstatements of the amount the nation has been setting aside for retirement have compounded the problem.’
    • ‘To say that all purges are bad is probably an overstatement.’
    • ‘It sounds like a ridiculous overstatement, but it's true.’
    exaggeration, overemphasis, magnification, amplification, overplaying, dramatization, colouring, embroidery, embellishment, enhancement, inflation, extravagance, hyperbole, excessiveness, overestimation, overvaluation, aggrandizement
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/ˈōvərˌstātm(ə)nt/ /ˈoʊvərˌsteɪtm(ə)nt/