What does overblown mean?

Definitions for overblownˈoʊ vərˈbloʊn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word overblown.

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(a.)

    Having been given more publicity than warranted; having had ascribed more importance than was justified; as, an overblown medical discovery.

  2. overblown(a.)

    Bombastic, pretentious, or excessive; as, overblown rhetoric.


  1. overblown(Adjective)

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

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overblown in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overblown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Hasenstab:

    The liquidity in the local markets has improved, not decreased, so this fear over liquidity in many cases is a little overblown and not consistent with the empirical evidence we've seen.

  2. Elizabeth Tanzi:

    For some people, there is a perception that the sun is healthy and that maybe the risk of skin cancer has been overblown, but once it happens to a patient and they go through treatment for skin cancer, they are more likely to take precautions.

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