exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
synonyms: exaggeration, overstatement, magnification, embroidery, embellishment, excess, overkill, rhetoric;
A friend of mine has stated that my essay on the so-called “Palestinians” was full of “hyperbole.”
Well, ok. She’s a well educated woman so I decided to take another look.
I don’t see it. Not even one word. But that’s the thing: when your opponent can’t find a logical flaw in your reasoning, or if they KNOW internally that what you are saying is the truth, they have to resort to another attack. Now, if she had offered a link – something to prove I was wrong, that would be one thing. That would be legitimate. But an accusation of “hyperbole”? Sorry, but that’s mishigas .