overdone or excessive: overblown praise.
of unusually large size or proportions: a majestic, overblown figure.
overinflated; turgid; bombastic; pretentious: overblown prose.
past participle of overblow.
How to use overblown in a sentence
People think we are being overblown and overdramatic, but we’re not.The very real, very painful reasons the autistic community demanded two restraint scenes be removed from Sia’s new film ‘Music’ | Theresa Vargas | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
In the case of the Nasdaq, it was clear that bulls had wildly overblown expectations for huge future growth in profits that couldn’t happen.Investing legends Carl Icahn and Jeremy Grantham see a stock market bubble | Shawn Tully | January 8, 2021 | Fortune
Some scientists say the worry over this latest variant form is probably overblown, and that aggressive gene sequencing by British scientists and an overreaction by politicians ignited an unnecessary panic.Don’t panic about the latest coronavirus mutations, say drug companies | David Rotman | December 23, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
He said he “wanted to prevent you from reading or hearing some overblown or inaccurate reports regarding my health.”Remembering Alex Trebek, The Man With All The Answers | Oliver Roeder | November 9, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
The markets’ gyrations signal traders think the odds of a contested election are overblown, and that there’s a path toward renewed US government stimulus to support the economy.Traders are positioned for a clear US election outcome | John Detrixhe | November 3, 2020 | Quartz
I suspect he chose the Dred Scott comparison precisely because of its overblown, grandiose nature.The Right Wing Screams for the Wambulance Over Gay Marriage Ruling | Walter Olson | October 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Funny enough, my mom and dad soon began watching the show with me, realizing that their initial concerns were overblown.
It was there, Walker pointed out, that the two of them had the overblown “confrontation” that had now taken over his life.The Weirdest Story About a Conservative Obsession, a Convicted Bomber, and Taylor Swift You Have Ever Read | David Weigel | August 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For gay rights activists, such concerns appear overblown and can be used to stoke paranoia on the right.
But Dr. Rebecca Brightman, an ob-gyn in private practice, cautioned that such fears are overblown.
He looked down at the little overblown flower in his hand and carried it mechanically to his nostrils.Under False Pretences | Adeline Sergeant
No—I should say you were perhaps just a trifle—er—overblown.The Definite Object | Jeffery Farnol
When he became dazzled with a vulgar, opulent, overblown person, Jacquaine would not view it as a temporary fascination.Love's Usuries | Louis Creswicke
Miss von Schwarzenberg's air of dreamy sentimentality dropped from her as the petals of an overblown rose at some rude touch.The Messenger | Elizabeth Robins
She did not add that the coral and silver brocade gave Mrs. Pletheridge a curious resemblance to an overblown prize hollyhock.Life and Gabriella | Ellen Glasgow
British Dictionary definitions for overblown
overdone or excessive
bombastic; turgid: overblown prose
(of flowers, such as the rose) past the stage of full bloom
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