self exaggeration

exaggeration

[ig-zaj-uh-rey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of exaggerating or overstating.
2.
an instance of exaggerating; an overstatement: His statement concerning the size of his income is a gross exaggeration.

Origin:
1555–65; < Latin exaggerātiōn- (stem of exaggerātiō), equivalent to exaggerāt(us) (see exaggerate) + -iōn- -ion

nonexaggeration, noun
overexaggeration, noun
self-exaggeration, noun
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exaggeration
1560s, from L. exaggerationem, noun of action from exaggerare (see exaggerate).
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