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hyperbolic (increased)

Definition:

enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

hyperbole

Derivative:

hyperbolically

Comparative:

more hyperbolic

Superlative:

most hyperbolic

Similar to:

increased

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

a hyperbolic style

Etymology:

Late Latin hyperbolicus from Greek hyperbolikos from hyperbolē: see "hyperbola"
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of hyperbolic...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

hyperbolic | hyperbolical | hyperbolically [adverb, derived]

of or relating to a hyperbola | [rhetoric] of or relating to a hyperbole (13 of 454 words, 2 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hyperbolic

Wiktionary:

hyperbolic | hyperbolical | hyperbolick [obsolete, sense-specific]

of or relating to hyperbole | using hyperbole: exaggerated | Of or pertaining to an hyperbola. | Indicates that the specified function is a hyperbolic function rather than a trigonometric function. | [math, metric space or a geometry] Having negative ... (36 of 222 words, 7 definitions, 7 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hyperbolic

Wikipedia:

Hyperbolic [disambiguation]

refers to something related to or in shape of hyperbola, or to something employing the literary device of hyperbole. The following topics are based on the hyperbola etymology: Hyperbolic equilibrium point | Hyperbolic function | Hyperbolic geometry | ... (35 of 119 words, 12 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Hyperbolic

New World Dictionary:

hyperbolic | hyperbolical [sense-specific] | hyperbolically [adverb, related]

of, having the nature of, or using hyperbole; exaggerated or exaggerating | of, or having the form of, a hyperbola | designating or of any of a set of ... (27 of 70 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hyperbolic

American Heritage Dictionary:

hyperbolic | hyperbolical [sense-specific] | hyperbolically [adverb, related]

Of, relating to, or employing hyperbole. | [math] ; Of, relating to, or having the form of a hyperbola. | Of or relating to a geometric system in ... (26 of 66 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hyperbolic

Cambridge Dictionary:

hyperbole [formal] | hyperbolic [adjective, derived]

a way of speaking or writing that makes someone or something sound bigger, better, more, etc. than they are (19 of 49 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/hyperbole

Merriam-Webster:

hyperbolic [entry 1, adjective] | hyperbolical | hyperbolically [adverb, related]

of, relating to, or marked by hyperbole (7 of 27 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hyperbolic

hyperbolic [entry 2, adjective]

of, relating to, or being analogous to a hyperbola | of, relating to, or being a space in which more than one line parallel to a given line passes ... (28 of 46 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hyperbolic show=1

Oxford Dictionary:

hyperbolic

relating to a hyperbola. | [math] : denoting trigonometrical functions defined with reference to a hyperbola rather than a circle. | [language] ... (20 of 40 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/hyperbolic

Random House Dictionary:

hyperbolic | hyperbolical [sense-specific]

having the nature of hyperbole; exaggerated. | using hyperbole; exaggerating. | [math] ; of or pertaining to a hyperbola. ; derived from a hyperbola, ... (22 of 35 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/hyperbolic

Macmillan British Dictionary:

inflated

inflated prices or amounts are higher than they should be | making something seem better or more important than it really is | filled with air or gas (26 of 59 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/inflated

Britannica Encyclopedia:

hyperbole [literature]

a figure of speech that is an intentional exaggeration for emphasis or comic effect. Hyperbole is common in love poetry, in which it's used to convey ... (26 of 129 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/279502​/hyperbole

Columbia Encyclopedia:

hyperbole

a figure of speech in which exceptional exaggeration is deliberately used for emphasis rather than deception. Andrew Marvell employed hyperbole ... (20 of 54 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0824757​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

hyperbolic | hyperbolical | hyperbolically [adverb, derived]

relating to, involving, or typical of a hyperbola | produced by or relating to a geometric system in which two lines can pass through any point in a ... (27 of 80 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861619557​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

hyperbolic

Origin: Late Latin hyperbolicus from Greek hyperbolikos from hyperbolē: see "hyperbola"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hyperbolic

Wiktionary:

hyperbolic

Origin: hyperbole + -ic | hyperbola + -ic

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hyperbolic

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

hyperbolic | hyperbolical

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "hyperbolic"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hyperbolic

Cambridge Dictionary:

hyperbole [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "hyperbolic"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "hyperbolic"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/hyperbole

the Free Dictionary:

hyperbolic

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "hyperbolic"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "hyperbolic"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "hyperbolic" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/hyperbolic

Google Dictionary:

hyperbolic

Audio: English pronunciation of "hyperbolic"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

hyperbolic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "hyperbolic"

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hyperbolical

Audio: North American pronunciation of "hyperbolical"

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YourDictionary Audio:

hyperbolic

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "hyperbolic" by speech synthesizer

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