Overexaggerate vs Overtalk - What's the difference?
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
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!"
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 ]
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; [...]
Simultaneous speech or talk which drowns out all other speakers.