[ UK /ɪnflˈe‍ɪtɪd/ ]
[ US /ˌɪnˈfɫeɪtɪd/ ]
  1. enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness
    a hyperbolic style
  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
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How To Use inflated In A Sentence

  • The English were among the first to revive the "Louis XIV style" as it was miscalled at first, and paid inflated prices for second-hand Rococo luxury goods that could scarcely be sold in Paris.
  • Soon the seeds in the inflated seed cases of the yellow rattle will be hard and rattle at a brush.
  • The surprise is learning that even when a school's moderation process is proved faulty under the NCEA, students can still retain their inflated marks.
  • It is propelled by oars, and will carry 15 or 20 persons, but its capacity is greatly increased by lashing inflated seal skins to the outside.
  • Latex balloons, and toys or games that contain a latex balloon, must carry a warning that children younger than 8 can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons and that adult supervision is required Not just the newest toys hold risks for kids
  • The figures were greatly inflated, allowing welfare-bashing cronies to misuse the numbers and misrepresent welfare recipients.
  • The prototype antenna popped from its carrier like a jack-in-the-box, and its three 92-foot accordion struts inflated as planned.
  • Sadly, Bachmann's inflated version of John Quincy Adams's antislavery record exemplifies how she and other Tea Party advocates remold the past into a founding-era-Disneyland version bolstering their political agenda. R. B. Bernstein: Will the Real John Quincy Adams Please Stand Up?
  • Certainly some witnesses made inflated claims about how much alcohol they had consumed without becoming intoxicated.
  • -- But I had the impression that the author of the Spectator was afflicted with a dropsy, or some such inflated malady, to which persons of sedentary and bibacious habits are liable. The Poet at the Breakfast-Table
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