Part of speech: noun

Poetic or rhetorical exaggeration.

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Usage examples "hyperbole":

  1. Such hyperbole naturally challenged opposition, and Maimonides' opponents did not hesitate to give voice to their deep indignation, as in the following: " Alas! - "Jewish Literature and Other Essays", Gustav Karpeles.
  2. It is as though he used his countrymen's courteous hyperbole and called his house my own. - "Essays", Alice Meynell.
  3. Lucan colours it with his wildest and most exaggerated hyperbole. - "Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars", Lucan.