Definition of Overblown

1. Adjective. Puffed up with vanity. "Pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"

Exact synonyms: Grandiloquent, Pompous, Pontifical, Portentous
Similar to: Pretentious
Derivative terms: Pomp, Pomposity, Pompousness



2. Adjective. Past the stage of full bloom. "Overblown roses"
Similar to: Mature

Definition of Overblown

1. Adjective. Of exaggerated importance; too heavily emphasized, hyped, etc. ¹

2. Verb. (past participle of overblow) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overblown

1. overblow [v] - See also: overblow

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overblown

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overbind
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overbite
overbites
overbitter
overbleach
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overblew
overblouse
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overblowing
overblown (current term)
overblows
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overboiled
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overboldness
overbook
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Literary usage of Overblown

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1. The Technique of the Modern Orchestra: A Manual of Practical Instrumentation by Charles Marie Widor (1906)
"Stopped notes are obtained by means of a mute (sordino); overblown notes by the insertion of the hand in the bell. The former are weak, the latter powerful. ..."

2. Footsteps of Proserpine and Other Verses and Interludes by Henry Newman Howard (1897)
"THE roses all are overblown; Full yellow falls the rye ; The long sweet summer days are flown : O love !—and I, Who loved thee ere the seed was sown, ..."

3. The Roman: A Dramatic Poem by Sydney Dobell (1850)
"Turn then thine eyes to the rose overblown, Speak of its place in a tremulous tone, Sigh to its leaves as they fall one by one, And think how the young ..."

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