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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 amounts or prices are higher than they should bemaking something seem better or more important than it really is; exaggeratedfilled with air
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.
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|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"
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.
3. exaggerated, excessive, swollen, amplified, hyped, exalted, overblown They had an inflated idea of how good they were.