Inflated
Inflated In*flat"ed, a. 1. Filled, as with air or gas; blown up; distended; as, a balloon inflated with gas. [1913 Webster]

2. Turgid; swelling; puffed up; bombastic; pompous; as, an inflated style. [1913 Webster]

Inflated and astrut with self-conceit. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) Hollow and distended, as a perianth, corolla, nectary, or pericarp. --Martyn. [1913 Webster]

4. Distended or enlarged fictitiously or without due cause; as, inflated prices; inflated expectations, etc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • inflated — in‧flat‧ed [ɪnˈfleɪtd] adjective [only before a noun] inflated prices, sums etc are unreasonably high: • These company directors are paid grossly inflated salaries. * * * inflated UK US /ɪnˈfleɪtɪd/ adjective ► an inflated price or value is… …   Financial and business terms

  • inflated — I (bombastic) adjective altiloquent, altisonant, artificial, declamatory, flatulent, fustian, grandiloquent, high flown, high sounding, inflatus, magniloquent, mouthy, oratorical, ostentatious, overblown, pedantic, pompous, pretentious,… …   Law dictionary

  • inflated — [adj] exaggerated aggrandized, amplified, augmented, aureate, bloated, bombastic, diffuse, dilated, distended, dropsical, enlarged, euphuistic, extended, filled, flatulent, flowery, fustian, grandiloquent, grown, magnified, magniloquent,… …   New thesaurus

  • inflated — [in flāt′id] adj. 1. puffed out; swollen 2. pompous; bombastic; high flown 3. increased or raised beyond what is normal or valid 4. characterized or caused by inflation …   English World dictionary

  • inflated — in|flat|ed [ınˈfleıtıd] adj 1.) inflated prices, amounts etc are high and unreasonable grossly/vastly/hugely inflated ▪ company directors on grossly inflated salaries 2.) inflated ideas, opinions etc about someone or something make them seem… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inflated — in|flat|ed [ ın fleıtəd ] adjective 1. ) inflated prices or amounts are higher than they should be: vastly inflated stock prices 2. ) making something seem better or more important than it really is: He has an inflated opinion of his own ability …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inflated — adjective 1 inflated prices, sums etc are unreasonably high: These company directors are paid grossly inflated salaries. 2 inflated ideas, opinions etc about something make it seem more important than it really is: people with an inflated idea of …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • inflated — adjective 1) an inflated balloon Syn: blown up, aerated, filled, puffed up/out, pumped up; distended, expanded, engorged, swollen 2) inflated prices Syn: high, sky high, excessive …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • inflated — UK [ɪnˈfleɪtɪd] / US [ɪnˈfleɪtəd] adjective 1) inflated prices or amounts are higher than they should be vastly inflated salaries 2) making something seem better or more important than it really is He has an inflated opinion of his own skill. 3)… …   English dictionary

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