A recent fact-finding trip to Baghdad and Najaf suggests that such fears are exaggerated.
Barbara Walters told the Washington Post it was “exaggerated.”
(Laughland has long claimed that reports of Serbian-created mass graves in Kosovo were either fabricated or exaggerated).
1530s, "to pile up, accumulate," from Latin exaggeratus, past participle of exaggerare "heighten, amplify, magnify," literally "to heap, pile, load, fill," from ex- "thoroughly" (see ex-) + aggerare "heap up," from agger (genitive aggeris) "heap," from aggerere "bring together, carry toward," from ad- "to, toward" + gerere "carry" (see gest). Sense of "overstate" first recorded in English 1560s. Related: Exaggerated; exaggerating.