Definition of overstatement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈəʊvəsteɪtmənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈoʊvərsteɪtmənt//
[countable, uncountable]
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a statement that you say in a way that makes it seem more important than it really is; the act of saying something in this way synonym exaggeration It is not an overstatement to say a crisis is imminent. opposite understatement (1)