What is exaggerated?

  • (adj): Represented as greater than is true or reasonable.
    Example: "An exaggerated opinion of oneself"
    Synonyms: overdone, overstated
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on exaggerated:

Mao: The Unknown Story - Synopsis - The Long March
... endeavour portrayed by the Chinese Communist Party and that Mao's role in leading it was exaggerated ... Chang refers to the march as a myth that has been tweaked and exaggerated throughout the decades by the Chinese governemnt ... Sun Shuyun agreed that the official accounts were exaggerated ...
Media Bias In The United States - Coverage of Electoral Politics - 2000 Presidential Election
... issues, such as the fact that Bush wildly exaggerated how much money he signed into the annual Texas state budget to help the uninsured during his second debate with Gore in October 2000 ... of Washington Monthly, columnist Robert Parry also argued that several media outlets exaggerated Gore's supposed claim that he "discovered" the Love Canal neighborhood in Niagara Falls, New York during a ... Rolling Stone columnist Eric Boehlert also argued that media outlets exaggerated criticism of Gore as early as July 22, 1999, when Gore, known for being an environmentalist, had a friend release 500 million ...
Camp (style) - Origins and Development
... Camp derives from the French slang term se camper, meaning "to pose in an exaggerated fashion". 1909 as the first print citation of camp as ostentatious, exaggerated, affected, theatrical effeminate or homosexual pertaining to, characteristic of, homosexuals ... extensive use of superlatives, and drag being exaggerated female impersonation, camp became extended to all things "over the top", including female female impersonators, as in the exaggerated Hollywood version of ...
Rian Malan - Journalism - Aids Controversy
... he proposed that AIDS statistics are greatly exaggerated by researchers and health professionals who are trying to obtain more funding ... it was clear that Aids numbers were being exaggerated and good news suppressed ... In addition to these miscalculations, UNAIDS has exaggerated the potential or HIV epidemics in “general” populations.” ...
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease - Related To This Topic, But Not GTD
... These are not GTD, and they are not tumours Exaggerated placental site Placental site nodule Both are composed of intermediate trophoblast, but their morphological features and clinical ... Exaggerated placental site is a benign, non cancerous lesion with an increased number of implantation site intermediate trophoblastic cells that infiltrate the ... An exaggerated placental site may occur with normal pregnancy, or after an abortion ...

More definitions of "exaggerated":

  • (adj): Enlarged to an abnormal degree.
    Example: "Thick lenses exaggerated the size of her eyes"
    Synonyms: magnified, enlarged
  • (adj): Enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness.
    Example: "Had an exaggerated (or inflated) opinion of himself"
    Synonyms: hyperbolic, inflated

Famous quotes containing the word exaggerated:

    America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies.
    James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851)

    It is cowardly to fly from natural duties and take up those that suit our taste or temperament better; but it is also unwise to take an exaggerated view of personal duties, which shuts out the proper care of the mind and body entrusted to us.
    Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842–1911)

    A man of genius is not a man who sees more than other men do. On the contrary, it is very often found that he is absentminded and observes much less than other people.... Why is it that the public have such an exaggerated respect for him—after he is dead? The reason is that the man of genius understands the importance of the few things he sees.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)