[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəstˈe‍ɪtmənt/ ]
[ US /ˈoʊvɝˌsteɪtmənt/ ]
  1. making to seem more important than it really is
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How To Use overstatement In A Sentence

  • best" is a bit of an overstatement, but 5 great-aboveaverage starters is more than most organizations. Comments for FanGraphs Baseball
  • MikeGene: Yet not all misrepresentation is overstatement. Advocacy in Science: a Parasitic Practice
  • That the mining operations have uplifted the standard of living of the people in that region is not an overstatement.
  • And swiftie wins the overstatement award of the entire campaign: Hillary Spokesperson Compares Obama To...Ken Starr!
  • With the air of a subordinate grieved at the necessity of being a messenger of ill tidings, and while conscientiously determined to be frank, yet equally resolved upon shunning overstatement, Claggart, at this invitation or rather summons to disburthen, spoke up. Billy Budd
  • Second, it is well known that the inflation index used to "deflate" wage increases, the Consumer Price Index (CPI), has a built in overstatement Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local
  • You, of course, are free to define "overstatement" any way you wish. On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...
  • And in that, Mike has put together a number of essays written since the 1970s and I found it quite an education and quite a sobering thing to read those again and to see how at a particular moment in the heat of a particular argument you're inexorably pulled towards that kind of overstatement and then you have to wait until the pressure comes to the other kind of overstatement. Rowan Williams on Writing
  • Reports that Ministers at Wednesday's Cabinet meeting - where next week's special meeting had been decided on - had almost indulged in fisticuffs were an "overstatement" and had created the wrong impression. ANC Daily News Briefing
  • That was a huge overstatement, but it at least demonstrates how widespread the discourse of political radicalism had become.
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