Exaggerated vs Overstated - What's the difference?

exaggerated | overstated |


As adjectives the difference between exaggerated and overstated

is that exaggerated is that has been described as greater than it actually is; abnormally increased or enlarged while overstated is having been overstated; exaggerated; stated, displayed, or presented too grandly or prominently.

As verbs the difference between exaggerated and overstated

is that exaggerated is (exaggerate) while overstated is (overstate).

exaggerated

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • That has been described as greater than it actually is; abnormally increased or enlarged.
  • Derived terms

    * unexaggerated

    Verb

    (head)
  • (exaggerate)
  • overstated

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having been overstated; exaggerated; stated, displayed, or presented too grandly or prominently.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (overstate)