hyperbole

Trope vs Hyperbole - What's the difference?

trope | hyperbole |


As nouns the difference between trope and hyperbole

is that trope is (literature) something recurring across a genre or type of literature, such as the ‘mad scientist’ of horror movies or ‘once upon a time’ as an introduction to fairy tales similar to archetype and but not necessarily pejorative while hyperbole is (uncountable) extreme exaggeration or overstatement; especially as a literary or rhetorical device.

As a verb trope

is to use, or embellish something with a trope.

Hyperbole vs Overkill - What's the difference?

hyperbole | overkill |


As nouns the difference between hyperbole and overkill

is that hyperbole is (uncountable) extreme exaggeration or overstatement; especially as a literary or rhetorical device while overkill is (literally) a destructive capacity that exceeds that needed to destroy an enemy; especially with nuclear weapons.

As a verb overkill is

to destroy something with more (nuclear) force than is required.

Onomatopoeia vs Hyperbole - What's the difference?

onomatopoeia | hyperbole |


In uncountable|lang=en terms the difference between onomatopoeia and hyperbole

is that onomatopoeia is (uncountable) the property of a word of sounding like what it represents while hyperbole is (uncountable) deliberate exaggeration.

In countable|lang=en terms the difference between onomatopoeia and hyperbole

is that onomatopoeia is (countable) a word that sounds like what it represents, such as "gurgle" or "hiss" while hyperbole is (countable) an instance or example of this technique.

As nouns the difference between onomatopoeia and hyperbole

is that onomatopoeia is (uncountable) the property of a word of sounding like what it represents while hyperbole is (uncountable) extreme exaggeration or overstatement; especially as a literary or rhetorical device.

Fallacy vs Hyperbole - What's the difference?

fallacy | hyperbole |


As nouns the difference between fallacy and hyperbole

is that fallacy is deceptive or false appearance; deceitfulness; that which misleads the eye or the mind; deception while hyperbole is (uncountable) extreme exaggeration or overstatement; especially as a literary or rhetorical device.

Hyperbole vs Kitties - What's the difference?

hyperbole | kitties |


As nouns the difference between hyperbole and kitties

is that hyperbole is (uncountable) extreme exaggeration or overstatement; especially as a literary or rhetorical device while kitties is .

Ostentation vs Hyperbole - What's the difference?

ostentation | hyperbole |


As nouns the difference between ostentation and hyperbole

is that ostentation is ambitious display; vain show; display intended to excite admiration or applause while hyperbole is (uncountable) extreme exaggeration or overstatement; especially as a literary or rhetorical device.

Facetious vs Hyperbole - What's the difference?

facetious | hyperbole |


As an adjective facetious

is treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humour; flippant.

As a noun hyperbole is

(uncountable) extreme exaggeration or overstatement; especially as a literary or rhetorical device.

Hyperbole vs Sensationalist - What's the difference?

hyperbole | sensationalist |


As nouns the difference between hyperbole and sensationalist

is that hyperbole is (uncountable) extreme exaggeration or overstatement; especially as a literary or rhetorical device while sensationalist is one who indulges in sensational behavior or action.

As an adjective sensationalist is

sensationalistic; tending to sensationalize; characterized by sensationalism (the use of exaggerated or lurid material in order to gain public attention).

Hyperbole vs Alliteration - What's the difference?

hyperbole | alliteration |


As nouns the difference between hyperbole and alliteration

is that hyperbole is (uncountable) extreme exaggeration or overstatement; especially as a literary or rhetorical device while alliteration is alliteration.

Hyperbole vs Understanding - What's the difference?

hyperbole | understanding |


In uncountable|lang=en terms the difference between hyperbole and understanding

is that hyperbole is (uncountable) deliberate exaggeration while understanding is (uncountable) sympathy.

In countable|lang=en terms the difference between hyperbole and understanding

is that hyperbole is (countable) an instance or example of this technique while understanding is (countable) a reconciliation of differences.

As nouns the difference between hyperbole and understanding

is that hyperbole is (uncountable) extreme exaggeration or overstatement; especially as a literary or rhetorical device while understanding is (uncountable) mental, sometimes emotional process of comprehension, assimilation of knowledge, which is subjective by its nature.

As an adjective understanding is

showing compassion.

As a verb understanding is

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