Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 09/08/15 Hyperbole

Hyperbole (noun)
hyperbole [hahy-pur-buh-lee]


noun, Rhetoric
1. obvious and intentional exaggeration.
2. an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, as “to wait an eternity.”.

Synonyms
2. overstatement.

Antonyms
2. understatement.

Origin: 1520-30; < Greek hyperbolḗ excess, exaggeration, throwing beyond, equivalent to hyper- hyper- + bolḗ throw

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