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in·flat·ed

 (ĭn-flā′tĭd)
adj.
1. Filled or expanded by or as if by gas or air.
2. Unduly enlarged or aggrandized; swollen: an inflated estimate; an inflated ego.
3. Full of empty or pretentious language; bombastic.
4. Raised or expanded to abnormal levels: an inflated economy; inflated wages.
5. Hollow and enlarged: an inflated calyx.

inflated

(ɪnˈfleɪtɪd)
adj
inflated amounts or prices are higher than they should bemaking something seem better or more important than it really is; exaggeratedfilled with air

in•flat•ed

(ɪnˈfleɪ tɪd)

adj.
1. distended with air or gas; swollen.
2. puffed up, as with pride.
3. turgid or bombastic: inflated prose.
4. unduly increased in level or amount: inflated costs.
5. Bot. hollow and enlarged or swelled out.
[1645–55]
in•flat′ed•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inflated - enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness; "a hyperbolic style"
increased - made greater in size or amount or degree
2.inflated - pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals); "high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school"; "a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
pretentious - making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition"

inflated

adjective
1. raised, high, increased, enormous, unfair, excessive, exaggerated, extravagant, unreasonable, sky-high, inordinate, immoderate They had to buy everything at inflated prices at the ranch store.
2. blown-up, pumped-up, filled-up, aerated Ninety per cent of vehicles had wrongly inflated tyres.
3. exaggerated, excessive, swollen, amplified, hyped, exalted, overblown They had an inflated idea of how good they were.

inflated

adjective
Filled up with or as if with something insubstantial:
Translations

inflated

[ɪnˈfleɪtɪd] ADJ
1. [tyre, balloon] → inflado, hinchado (Sp)
inflated with pride (fig) → henchido de orgullo, envanecido
2. (= exaggerated) [price, salary] → inflado; [report] → exagerado; [language] → altisonante, rimbombante
he has an inflated egose cree muy importante

inflated

[ɪnˈfleɪtɪd] adj
[value, prices] → gonflé(e)
[style] → enflé(e)

inflated

adj
(lit) (with pump) → aufgepumpt; (by mouth) → aufgeblasen
(fig) price, salaryüberhöht; prideübersteigert, übertrieben; egoübersteigert; style, rhetoricgeschwollen, hochtrabend; to have an inflated opinion of oneselfein übertriebenes Selbstbewusstsein haben

inflated

[ɪnˈfleɪtɪd] adj (price, fee) → gonfiato/a; (idea, opinion, value) → esagerato/a, gonfiato/a; (style, language) → ampolloso/a; (tyre) → gonfio/a
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If it is to be done in the way I propose, make your mind easy -- Wragge, inflated by Joyce, is the man to do it.
Nor have there been wanting learned exegetists who have opined that the whale mentioned in the book of Jonah merely meant a life-preserver --an inflated bag of wind --which the endangered prophet swam to, and so was saved from a watery doom.
This so inflated them that they did various dodgy things to get staying up still longer, such as demanding bandages; but Wendy, though glorying in having them all home again safe and sound, was scandalised by the lateness of the hour, and cried, "To bed, to bed," in a voice that had to be obeyed.
For a while it did seem that these people would pass the king before I could get to him; but desperation gives you wings, you know, and I canted my body forward, inflated my breast, and held my breath and flew.
She was a subscriber for all the "Health" periodicals and phrenological frauds; and the solemn ignorance they were inflated with was breath to her nostrils.
Instead of this obvious policy, Athens and Sparta, inflated with the victories and the glory they had acquired, became first rivals and then enemies; and did each other infinitely more mischief than they had suffered from Xerxes.
Suddenly a very little counsel with a terrific bass voice arises, fully inflated, in the back settlements of the fog, and says, "Will your lordship allow me?
Always foolishly inflated about David, she had been grudging him even to me during these last weeks, and I had forgiven her, putting it down to a mother's love.
Vasili Andreevich, who was driving, inflated his cheeks, blowing the breath out through his moustache.
A man with a pervading appearance on him of being inflated like a balloon, and ready to start.
Washington, Jan 03 ( ANI ): A new study has found that parents and other adults heap the highest praise on children with low self-esteem, but while kids with high self-esteem seem to thrive with inflated praise, their counterparts actually shrink from new challenges when adults go overboard on praising them.
MOTORISTS are being put under pressure this month to ensure their tyres are properly inflated as tyre safety month moves into gear.