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overblown adj
1 puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek [syn: grandiloquent, pompous, pontifical, portentous]
2 past the stage of full bloom; "overblown roses"overblown See overblow

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  1. Of exaggerated importance; too heavily emphasized, hyped, etc.
    They went all that way just to be in some overblown conference?



Of exaggerated importance
  • Norwegian: oppblåst


  1. past participle of overblow

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