Inflated

  • 1 inflated — inflated, flatulent, tumid, turgid mean filled with something insubstantial (as air or vapor). Inflated implies expansion by the introduction of something (as a gas) lacking in substance to the point where the walls are stretched taut or tension… …

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  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 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.… …

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

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  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 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

  • 12 inflated — inflatedly, adv. inflatedness, n. /in flay tid/, adj. 1. distended with air or gas; swollen. 2. puffed up, as with pride. 3. turgid or bombastic: his inflated prose. 4. unduly increased in level: inflated costs. 5. Econ. unduly expanded in amount …

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  • 13 inflated — adj. 1 expanded ADVERB ▪ fully ▪ partially PREPOSITION ▪ with ▪ The balloon was kept fully inflated with hydrogen. 2 exaggerated …

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  • 14 inflated — adjective Date: 1652 1. elaborated or heightened by artificial or empty means < an inflated style of writing > 2. distended with air or gas 3. expanded to an abnormal or unjustifiable volume or level < inflated prices > 4. being hollow and… …

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  • 15 inflated — adjective a) Filled with air or fluid The inflated balloons danced in the breeze. b) Expanded; in a state of inflation, of abnormally increased size, amount, etc. His inflated belly looked uncomfortable. Syn …

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  • 16 inflated — adjective 1) inflated prices Syn: high, sky high, excessive, unreasonable, outrageous, exorbitant, extortionate; Brit. over the odds; informal steep 2) an inflated opinion of himself Syn: exaggerated, immoderate …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 17 inflated — in•flat•ed [[t]ɪnˈfleɪ tɪd[/t]] adj. 1) distended with air or gas; swollen 2) puffed up, as with pride 3) turgid or bombastic: inflated prose[/ex] 4) unduly increased in level or amount: inflated costs[/ex] 5) bot Bot. hollow and enlarged or… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 inflated — /ɪnˈfleɪtəd/ (say in flaytuhd) adjective 1. distended with air or gas; swollen. 2. puffed up, as with pride. 3. turgid or bombastic, as language. 4. resulting from inflation: inflated values of land. 5. unduly expanded, as currency. 6. Botany… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 inflated — /ɪn fleɪtɪd/ adjective ♦ inflated prices prices which are increased without any reason ● Tourists don’t want to pay inflated London prices …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 20 Inflated — Inflate In*flate , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inflated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inflating}.] 1. To swell or distend with air or gas; to dilate; to expand; to enlarge; as, to inflate a bladder; to inflate the lungs. [1913 Webster] When passion s tumults in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English