Definition Of overblown


(of a flower) past its prime.

an overblown rose

excessively inflated or pretentious.

overblown dreams of glory and success

Example Of overblown

  • Forget your preconceptions about opera - - it is not all about screaming voices and overblown melodrama.

  • Humans show false strength with exaggerated postures and overblown words.

  • In contrast, some of the other liberal arguments about the significance of this case seem tendentious and overblown .

  • In satire, things tend to be exaggerated and overblown for effect.

  • It's an overblown solution, but probably politically necessary - and a sure sign of a dangerous vanity.

  • More Example