Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Definitions for hyperbolic
- Using hyperbole; exaggerating.
- Of or pertaining to a hyperbola.
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Citations for hyperbolic
Mrs. Newell, for all her talents, was not by nature either humorous or hyperbolic, and there were times when it would doubtless have been a relief to her to be as stolid as some of the persons whose dullness it was her fate to enliven.
But now Jane Austen probably joined other readers in observing that Burney had not moved with the times and was still writing largely in the mode of the late eighteenth century, with hyperbolic sentimental style and tropes.
Origin of hyperbolic
Hyperbolic is an alteration of the Greek hyperbole, hyper- meaning "beyond" and -bole "a throwing" (related to -bolt.)