Exaggerate vs Machismo - What's the difference?

exaggerate | machismo |


As a verb exaggerate

is to overstate, to describe more than is fact.

As a noun machismo is

exaggerated masculinity.

exaggerate

English

Verb

(exaggerat)
  • 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.

    Synonyms

    * overexaggerate * overstate

    Antonyms

    * (overstate) downplay, understate

    Derived terms

    * exaggeratedly * exaggeratingly * exaggerative * exaggeratively * exaggerativeness * exaggerator * exaggeratory

    machismo

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • exaggerated masculinity
  • * Germaine Greer:
  • The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.

    Synonyms

    * machoism

    Coordinate terms

    * femismo (rare)

    See also

    * braggadocio * marianismo * testeria ----