As a verb exaggerate
is to overstate, to describe more than is fact.
As a noun bathos is
To overstate, to describe more than is fact.
- I've told you a billion times not to exaggerate !
- He said he'd slept with hundreds of girls, but I know he's exaggerating . The real number is about ten.
* (overstate) downplay, understate
An abrupt change in style, usually from high to low; an unintended transition of style; an anticlimax.
Apparent hyperbole or praise marked by comic dilution or digression.
Triteness; triviality; banality.
Overly sentimental and exaggerated pathos.
- I like you more than I can say; but I'll not sink into a bathos of sentiment: Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte - 1847.