What does the word exaggeration mean?

Usage examples for exaggeration

  1. His acting, too, was natural and easy, manly, and to the purpose, exhibiting both passion and power without exaggeration. – Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday by Henry C. Lahee
  2. To her sister she added, " It's really not exaggeration then, what one hears about their home life." – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  3. It is scarcely an exaggeration to say they were all canvas and no hull- beautiful as a dream, but dangerous to a degree, except to the skilful. – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan