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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness;
- Example: "a hyperbolic style"
[syn: hyperbolic, inflated]

2. pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals);
- Example: "high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school"
- Example: "a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution"
[syn: high-flown, high-sounding, inflated]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 bosom rise, Inflate the features, and enrage the eyes. --J. Scott of Amwell. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To swell; to puff up; to elate; as, to inflate one with pride or vanity. [1913 Webster] Inflate themselves with some insane delight. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 3. To cause to become unduly expanded or increased; as, to inflate the currency. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 v.0.48:

expanded \expanded\ adj. increased in extent or size or bulk or scope. Opposite of contracted. [Narrower terms: blown-up, enlarged; dilated; distended, swollen; inflated] [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Printnig) wider than usual for a particular height; -- of printers' type. Contrasted with condensed. Syn: extended. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

inflated adj 1: enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness; "a hyperbolic style" [syn: hyperbolic, inflated] 2: pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals); "high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school"; "a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution" [syn: high-flown, high-sounding, inflated]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

118 Moby Thesaurus words for "inflated": accelerated, aggrandized, amplified, augmented, aureate, ballyhooed, beefed-up, big, bloated, blown up, bombastic, boosted, broadened, cocky, conceited, deepened, diffuse, dilated, disproportionate, distended, dropsical, edematous, egotistic, elevated, enchymatous, enhanced, enlarged, exaggerated, excessive, exorbitant, expanded, extended, extravagant, extreme, fat, flatulent, flowery, formal, fustian, gassy, grandiloquent, grandiose, heightened, high-flown, high-swelling, highfalutin, highfaluting, hiked, hyperbolic, immodest, incrassate, increased, inordinate, intensified, jazzed up, magnified, magniloquent, mouthy, multiplied, orotund, ostentatious, overblown, overdone, overdrawn, overemphasized, overemphatic, overestimated, overgreat, overlarge, overpraised, oversold, overstated, overstressed, overwrought, plethoric, pompous, pontifical, pretentious, prodigal, profuse, proliferated, prolix, puffed, puffed up, puffy, pursy, raised, ranting, reinforced, rhapsodical, rhetorical, self-important, showy, smug, solemn, spread, stiffened, stilted, strengthened, stretched, stuffy, superlative, swelled, swelled-headed, swollen, tall, tightened, touted, tumescent, tumid, turgescent, turgid, vain, ventose, verbose, widened, windy, wordy