abandon, abstractionism, accelerando, acceleration, affectation, aggrandizement, aggravation, amplification, beefing-up, blague, blowing up, blowup, boundlessness, cock-and-bull story, coloring, command of language, concentration, condensation, confabulation, consolidation, deepening, deformation, distortion, egregiousness, embellishment, enhancement, enlargement, enormousness, equivocation, exacerbation, excess, excessiveness, exorbitance, exorbitancy, explosion, expression of ideas, expressionism, extravagance, extravagancy, extreme, extremes, extremism, extremity, fabulousness, fairy tale, false coloring, false swearing, falsehood, falsification, falsifying, falsity, farfetched story, farrago, fashion, feeling for words, fib, fiction, fish story, flam, flight of fancy, flimflam, form of speech, garbling, ghost story, giantism, gigantism, gluttony, grace of expression, grandiloquence, half-truth, heating-up, heightening, hyperbole, hypertrophy, immoderacy, immoderateness, immoderation, inaccuracy, incontinence, inflation, information explosion, injustice, inordinacy, inordinance, inordinateness, intemperance, intemperateness, intensification, inundation, legal fiction, lie, literary style, litotes, little white lie, magnification, manner, manner of speaking, mannerism, mendacity, miscoloring, misconstruction, misdrawing, mispainting, misquotation, misreport, misrepresentation, misstatement, misteaching, mode, mode of expression, monstrousness, nimiety, nonrealism, outrageousness, overappraisal, overassessment, overcalculation, overdevelopment, overdrawing, overestimate, overestimation, overflowing, overgreatness, overgrowth, overindulgence, overlargeness, overmuch, overmuchness, overpass, overrating, overreaction, overreckoning, overrun, overrunning, overspreading, overstatement, overvaluation, peculiarity, perjury, personal style, perversion, pickup, pious fiction, population explosion, prevarication, radicalism, redoubling, reinforcement, rhetoric, romance, sense of language, slanting, slight stretching, speedup, step-up, story, strain, straining, strengthening, stretching, style, stylistic analysis, stylistics, superiority, surplus, tale, tall story, tall tale, tall talk, taradiddle, the grand style, the plain style, the sublime, tightening, too much, too-muchness, trick, trumped-up story, twisting, unconscionableness, understatement, undueness, unreasonableness, unrestrainedness, untruth, vein, way, white lie, yarn
aggravation, worsening, heightening, exacerbation, exasperation, overestimation, exaggeration
, aggravated, worse, unrelieved, aggravable, aggravating, out of the frying pan into the fire, from bad to worse, worse and worse, Int, so much the worse!.
boasting, boast, vaunt, crake, pretense, pretensions, puff, puffery, flourish, fanfaronade, gasconade, blague, bluff, gas, highfalutin, highfaluting, hot air, spread-eagleism, brag, braggardism, bravado, bunkum, buncombe, jactitation, jactancy, bounce, venditation, vaporing, rodomontade, bombast, fine talking, tall talk, magniloquence, teratology, heroics, Chauvinism, exaggeration
, vanity, vox et praeterea nihil, much cry and little wool, brutum fulmen, exultation, gloriation, glorification, flourish of trumpets, triumph, boaster, braggart, braggadocio, Gascon, fanfaron, pretender, soi-disant, blower, bluffer, Foxy Quiller, blusterer, charlatan, jack-pudding, trumpeter, puppy, boasting, magniloquent, flaming, Thrasonic, stilted, gasconading, braggart, boastful, pretentious, soi-disant, vainglorious, highfalutin, highfaluting, spread- eagle, elate, elated, jubilant, triumphant, exultant, in high feather, flushed, flushed with victory, cock-a-hoop, on stilts, vaunted, vauntingly, let the galled jade wince, facta non verba.
, vanity, optimism, pessimism, pessimist, much cry and little wool, much ado about nothing, storm in a teacup, tempest in a teacup, fine talking, overestimated, oversensitive, all his geese are swans, parturiunt montes.
absurdity, absurdness, imbecility alogy, nonsense, utter nonsense, paradox, inconsistency, stultiloquy, stultiloquence, nugacity, blunder, muddle, bull, Irishism, Hibernicism, slipslop, anticlimax, bathos, sophism, farce, galimathias, amphigouri, rhapsody, farrago, betise, extravagance, romance, sciamachy, sell, pun, verbal quibble, macaronic, jargon, fustian, twaddle, gibberish, exaggeration
, moonshine, stuff, mare's nest, quibble, self- delusion, vagary, tomfoolery, poppycock, mummery, monkey trick, boutade, escapade, absurd, nonsensical, preposterous, egregious, senseless, inconsistent, ridiculous, extravagant, quibbling, self-annulling, self- contradictory, macaronic, punning, foolish sophistical, unmeaning, without rhyme or reason, fantastic, Int, fiddlededee!, pish!, pho!, in the name of the Prophet--figs!, credat Judaeus Apella, tell it to the marines.
metaphor, figure of speech, facon de parler, way of speaking, colloquialism, phrase, figure, trope, metaphor, enallage, catachresis, metonymy, synecdoche, autonomasia, irony, figurativeness, image, imagery, metalepsis, type, anagoge, simile, personification, prosopopoeia, allegory, apologue, parable, fable, allusion, adumbration, application, exaggeration
, hyperbole, association, association of ideas (analogy), metaphorical, figurative, catachrestical, typical, tralatitious, parabolic, allegorical, allusive, anagogical, ironical, colloquial, tropical, so to speak, so to say, so to express oneself, as it were, mutato nomine de te fabula narratur.
misinterpretation, misapprehension, misunderstanding, misacceptation, misconstruction, misapplication, catachresis, eisegesis, cross-reading, cross-purposes, mistake, misrepresentation, perversion, exaggeration
, false coloring, false construction, abuse of terms, parody, travesty, falsification, misinterpreted, untranslated, untranslatable.
falsehood, falseness, falsity, falsification, deception, untruth, guile, lying, untruth, guile, lying, misrepresentation, mendacity, perjury, false swearing, forgery, invention, fabrication, subreption, covin, perversion of truth, suppression of truth, suppressio veri, perversion, distortion, false coloring, exaggeration
, prevarication, equivocation, shuffling, fencing, evasion, fraud, suggestio falsi, mystification, simulation, dissimulation, dissembling, deceit, blague, sham, pretense, pretending, malingering, lip homage, lip service, mouth honor, hollowness, mere show, mere outside, duplicity, double dealing, insincerity, hypocrisy, cant, humbug, jesuitism, jesuitry, pharisaism, Machiavelism, organized hypocrisy, crocodile tears, mealy-mouthedness, quackery, charlatanism, charlatanry, gammon, bun-kum, bumcombe, flam, bam, flimflam, cajolery, flattery, Judas kiss, perfidy, il volto sciolto i pensieri stretti, unfairness, artfulness, misstatement, false, deceitful, mendacious, unveracious, fraudulent, dishonest, faithless, truthless, trothless, unfair, uncandid, hollow-hearted, evasive, uningenuous, disingenuous, hollow, sincere, Parthis mendacior, forsworn, artificial, contrived, canting, hypocritical, jesuitical, pharisaical, tartuffish, Machiavelian, double, double tongued, double faced, double handed, double minded, double hearted, double dealing, Janus faced, smooth-faced, smooth spoken, smooth tongued, plausible, mealy-mouthed, affected, collusive, collusory, artful, perfidious, spurious, untrue, falsified, covinous, falsely, a la tartufe, with a double tongue, silly, blandae mendacia lingua, falsus in uno falsus in omnibus, I give him joy that's awkward at a lie, la mentira tiene las piernas cortas, O what a goodly outside falsehood hath.
untruth, falsehood, lie, story, thing that is not, fib, bounce, crammer, taradiddle, whopper, jhuth, forgery, fabrication, invention, misstatement, misrepresentation, perversion, falsification, gloss, suggestio falsi, exaggeration
, invention, fabrication, fiction, fable, nursery tale, romance, absurd story, untrue story, false story, trumped up story, trumped up statement, thing devised by the enemy, canard, shave, sell, hum, traveler's tale, Canterbury tale, cock and bull story, fairy tale, fake, claptrap, press agent's yarn, puff, puffery (exaggeration
), myth, moonshine, bosh, all my eye and Betty Martin, mare's nest, farce, irony, half truth, white lie, pious fraud, mental reservation, pretense, pretext, false plea, subterfuge, evasion, shift, shuffle, make-believe, sham, profession, empty words, Judas kiss, disguise, untrue, false, phony, trumped up, void of foundation, without- foundation, fictive, far from the truth, false as dicer's oaths, unfounded, ben trovato, invented, fabulous, fabricated, forged, fictitious, factitious, supposititious, surreptitious, elusory, illusory, ironical, soi-disant, se non e vero e ben trovato, where none is meant that meets the ear.
, expansion, hyperbole, stretch, strain, coloring, high coloring, caricature, caricatura, extravagance, Baron Munchausen, men in buckram, yarn, fringe, embroidery, traveler's tale, fish story, gooseberry, storm in a teacup, much ado about nothing, puff, puffery, rant, figure of speech, facon de parler, stretch of fancy, stretch of the imagination, flight of fancy, false coloring, aggravation, exaggerated, overwrought, bombastic, hyperbolical, on stilts, fabulous, extravagant, preposterous, egregious, outre, highflying, hyperbolically, excitabat enim fluctus in simpulo.
misrepresentation, distortion, caricatura, exaggeration
, daubing, bad likeness, daub, sign painting, scratch, caricature, anamorphosis, burlesque, falsification, misstatement, parody, lampoon, take-off, travesty, misrepresented.