Synonyms for hype

Grammar : Noun
Spell : hahyp
Phonetic Transcription : haɪp

Définition of hype

Origin :
  • "excessive or misleading publicity or advertising," 1967, American English (the verb is attested from 1937), probably in part a back-formation of hyperbole, but also from underworld slang sense "swindle by overcharging or short-changing" (1926), a back-formation of hyper "short-change con man" (1914), from prefix hyper- meaning "over, to excess." Also possibly influenced by drug addicts' slang hype, 1913 shortening of hypodermic needle. Related: Hyped; hyping. In early 18c., hyp "morbid depression of the spirits" was colloquial for hypochondria (usually as the hyp or the hyps).
  • noun extensive publicity
Example sentences :
  • What should be held true – the hype or the dismal statistics?
  • Extract from : « After the Rain » by Sam Vaknin
  • He could buttock cleanly, hype quickly, and excelled in most other chips.
  • Extract from : « Wrestling and Wrestlers: » by Jacob Robinson
  • To bear the victor's hard commands, or bring The weight of waters from Hype'ria's spring.
  • Extract from : « Mosaics of Grecian History » by Marcius Willson
  • But let us hype they distributed some of their superfluous coin among these hapless exiles to purchase food and a night's lodging.
  • Extract from : « Grandfather's Chair » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • I saw images of the ship riding along beside me, out there in the hype.
  • Extract from : « Next Door, Next World » by Robert Donald Locke

Antonyms for hype

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