Definition of overblown in English:

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Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈbləʊn/


1Made to seem more impressive or important than is the case; exaggerated or pretentious: his most rhetorically overblown screenplay
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  • Sometimes I read responses that seem overblown and pretentious, and they make me wince.
  • Yet it's not pretentiously overblown nor dragged down by fanboy baggage.
  • In satire, things tend to be exaggerated and overblown for effect.
2(Of a flower) past its prime: an overblown rose

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