Overexaggerate vs Overtalk - What's the difference?

overexaggerate | overtalk |


As verbs the difference between overexaggerate and overtalk

is that overexaggerate is to exaggerate, to overstate excessively while overtalk is to talk too much.

As a noun overtalk is

excessive talking.

overexaggerate

English

Verb

(overexaggerat)
  • To exaggerate, to overstate excessively.
  • "That math test was so hard, nobody could have passed it! I mean, Albert Einstein couldn't have done it! Our professor probably had no idea how to solve those equations! I mean-"
    "I get it, OK? Quit overexaggerating!"

    Usage notes

    As exaggerate'' already denotes excess, ''overexaggerate'' is considered redundant and therefore proscribed by some authorities.2009 , Richard Lederer, Richard Dowis, ''Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay: Practical Advice For The Grammatically Challenged

    References

    overtalk

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To talk too much.
  • To overcome or persuade by talking; talk over.
  • To overstate; overexaggerate; talk up to seem greater than what is actual.
  • *1889 , William Henry Harrison Murray, ''The story that the keg told me and The story of the man who didn't
  • [...] and he panted like a young faan in her fust race with the hounds, for he was overtalkin' his strength, and I feered he would die for sartin ef he didn't fetch up a bit and git rested; [...]

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Excessive talking.
  • Simultaneous speech or talk which drowns out all other speakers.
  • Antonyms

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