Definitions for overblownˈoʊ vərˈbloʊn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•blownˈoʊ vərˈbloʊn(adj.)

  1. overdone or excessive:

    overblown praise.

  2. of unusually large size or proportions.

  3. overinflated; turgid; bombastic; pretentious.

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o•ver•blownˈoʊ vərˈbloʊn(adj.)

  1. past the stage of full bloom.

    Category: Botany

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grandiloquent, overblown, pompous, pontifical, portentous(adj)

    puffed up with vanity

    "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek

  2. overblown(adj)

    past the stage of full bloom

    "overblown roses"


  1. overblown(Adjective)

    Of exaggerated importance; too heavily emphasized, hyped, etc.

    They went all that way just to be in some overblown conference?


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