Hyperbole

Noun

Definition

  • Exaggerated statement or claim not meant to be taken literally.
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Synonyms

Exaggeration

Overstatement

Embellishment

Antonyms

Understatement

Litotes

Restraint

Sentences

  • The little boy exclaimed, "Im so hungry I could eat a horse!", obviously a hyperbole because the small kid couldn't literally eat a whole horse.



  • Those looking for attention, tend to use hyperboles to embellish their stories and make their banal lives seem more interesting.
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