The word Hyperbole comes from Ancient Greek “Above +Throw”, which means exaggerating for effect. Examples- super-excited, you are awesome (as the whole package) instead of calling out and appreciating a particular behavior or a task one might have completed, etc
While I have been guilty of using them in my conversation, this is my latest pet peeve. I think it unnecessarily dilutes perfectly appropriate words, to the extent that the words lose their true meaning. I think this kind of verbal inflation doesn’t add substance and isn’t likely to make any argument more appealing. It might actually make the argument weaker.
What I am practicing-I am working on saying exactly what I mean and no more. NO hyperboles. I think avoiding them would help me express my feelings and thoughts better by giving the power back to strong words.