Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: hyperbole

Definition: exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola


Sentences Containing 'hyperbole'

As the action genre tends toward hyperbole, Ryback is an amalgam of everything that signifies Ultimate Warrior status, even more than Riggs had been in "Lethal Weapon".
But so far, we've gotten mostly hyperbole, innuendo and narrowly constructed denials."
Jon Stewart stated that he did not know whether or not the political environment contributed to the shooting, but, "For all the hyperbole and vitriol that's become a part of our political process—when the reality of that rhetoric, when actions match the disturbing nature of words, we haven't lost our capacity to be horrified.
Like everything else in these romances, it is a gross exaggeration of the real sentiment of chivalry, but its peculiar extravagance is probably due to the influence of those masters of hyperbole, the Provencal poets.
On the other hand, researcher Andrew Scobell says that "there is a danger of exaggeration and hyperbole" in rights groups' estimated execution figures, and that "Caution should be exercised when considering allegations of even higher numbers of executions taking place".

More Vocab Words

::: osseous - made of bone; bony
::: teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
::: oblivion - obscurity; condition of being completely forgotten; forgetfulness
::: scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal
::: nuance - shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction
::: sinister - evil; ominous
::: pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
::: platonic - purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual desire
::: forsake - desert; abandon; renounce
::: despoil - plunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village