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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
References in classic literature ?
Old Colonel Raleigh had come to Lincoln from Kentucky and invested an inherited fortune in real estate, at the time of inflated prices.
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.
I covered six- sevenths of the appropriation into the treasury a week before starting from Camelot on my adventures, and ordered that the other seventh be inflated into five- cent nickels and delivered into the hands of the head clerk of the King's Evil Department; a nickel to take the place of each gold coin, you see, and do its work for it.
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.
She had Roman features and a double chin, disappearing into a throat like a pillar: these features appeared to me not only inflated and darkened, but even furrowed with pride; and the chin was sustained by the same principle, in a position of almost preternatural erectness.
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.
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.
After a moment I fancied that I felt a slight pulsation of the heart, and as I had been assistant at the hospital at Bastia, I did what a doctor would have done -- I inflated the lungs by blowing air into them, and at the expiration of a quarter of an hour, it began to breathe, and cried feebly.
Roch which bore the recorded number, and observed in a neighboring basement, behind a dangling row of neatly inflated gloves, the attentive physiognomy of Bellegarde's informant--a sallow person in a dressing-gown--peering into the street as if she were expecting that amiable nobleman to pass again.
He laughed--as we pitched into a thousand foot blow-out--that red man laughed beneath his inflated hood!
The souls within these people's breasts were not volatile in the manner of slightly scented and inflated bladders.
It is of vast dimensions, containing more than 40,000 cubic feet of gas ; but as coal gas was employed in place of the more expensive and inconvenient hydrogen, the supporting power of the machine, when fully inflated, and immediately after inflation, is not more than about 2500 pounds.