Exaggerated vs Exuberant - What's the difference?

exaggerated | exuberant |


As adjectives the difference between exaggerated and exuberant

is that exaggerated is that has been described as greater than it actually is; abnormally increased or enlarged while exuberant is exuberant.

As a verb exaggerated

is (exaggerate).

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)
  • exuberant

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (of people) Very high-spirited; extremely energetic and enthusiastic.
  • * 1882 , , "The Lady or the Tiger?":
  • He was a man of exuberant fancy, and, withal of an authority so irresistible that, at his will, he turned his varied fancies into facts.
  • * 1961 , , Catch-22 :
  • She was a tall, earthy, exuberant girl with long hair and a pretty face.
  • (of things that grow) Abundant, luxuriant, profuse, superabundant.
  • * 1972 , Ken Lemmon, "Restoration Work at Studley Royal," Garden History , vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 22:
  • The County Architect's Department is starting to pleach trees to open up these vistas, now almost hidden by the exuberant growth.

    References

    * Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989. * Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary , 1987-1996. ----