Problem

Exaggeration

Other Names:
Hyperbole
Nature:

Exaggeration is a representation of something in an excessive manner. The exaggerator has been a familiar figure in Western culture since at least Aristotle's discussion of the alazon: 'the boaster is regarded as one who pretends to have distinguished qualities which he possesses either not at all or to a lesser degree than he pretends...exaggerating'.

It is the opposite of minimisation.

Words or expressions associated with exaggeration include:

Broader Problems:
White lies
Misrepresentation
Related Problems:
Bad taste
Strategies:
Exaggerating
Values:
Exaggeration
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
24.12.2017 – 16:48 CET