- 1Made to seem more impressive or important than is the case; exaggerated or pretentious: his most rhetorically overblown screenplayMore example sentences
overwritten, extravagant, florid, grandiose, pompous, over-elaborate, flowery, overwrought, overripe, pretentious, high-flown, turgid, bombastic, oratorical, grandiloquent, magniloquent, orotund
- 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.