Definition of overstatement in English:



mass noun
  • The action of stating something too strongly; exaggeration.

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