Definition of overstatement in English:

overstatement

noun

  • 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’
    • ‘I'm not so sure you're helping your cause when you make silly overstatements like that.’
    • ‘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.’
    exaggeration, overemphasis, magnification, amplification, overplaying, dramatization, colouring, embroidery, embellishment, enhancement, inflation, extravagance, hyperbole, excessiveness, overestimation, overvaluation, aggrandizement
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Pronunciation

overstatement

/ˈōvərstātmənt/