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Past participle of overblow.
1. Excessive, exaggerated, or overdone: overblown decorations; overblown threats.
2. Full of empty or pretentious language; bombastic: overblown oratory.
Past the stage of full bloom: overblown roses.
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1. overdone or excessive
2. bombastic; turgid: overblown prose.
3. (of flowers, such as the rose) past the stage of full bloom
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. overdone or excessive: overblown praise.
2. of unusually large size or proportions.
3. overinflated; turgid; bombastic; pretentious.
past the stage of full bloom.
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|Adj.||1.||overblown - puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek|
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"
|2.||overblown - past the stage of full bloom; "overblown roses"|
mature - having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell"
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1. excessive, exaggerated, over the top (slang), too much, inflated, extravagant, overdone, disproportionate, undue, fulsome, intemperate, immoderate, O.T.T. (slang) The reporting of the story was fair, though a little overblown.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. Characterized by language that is elevated and sometimes pompous in style:
2. Filled up with or as if with something insubstantial:
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
overblown[ˌəʊvərˈbləʊn] adj (= exaggerated) → exagéré(e)
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