Origin of overblown1
Origin of overblown2
verb (used with object), o·ver·blew, o·ver·blown, o·ver·blow·ing.
verb (used without object), o·ver·blew, o·ver·blown, o·ver·blow·ing.
Origin of overblow
Examples from the Web for overblown
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|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.
But Dr. Rebecca Brightman, an ob-gyn in private practice, cautioned that such fears are overblown.
But as these athletes make such revelations, critics (and some supporters) say the hubbub is overblown.
She was very much like an overblown Adelphi heroine, and they could see her act for nothing.The Convert|Elizabeth Robins
By following this rule the overblown rose often makes herself beautiful.Woman as Decoration|Emily Burbank
The storm which threatened the former was overblown, and he was in season to avert that by which the latter was threatened.The Life of Francis Marion|William Gilmore Simms
Cornelia blushed; but some of the loose petals of the overblown rose in her bosom became detached, and floated earthward.Bressant|Julian Hawthorne
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
verb -blows, -blowing, -blew or -blown
late 15c., "blown over, passed away," past participle adjective from verb overblow "to blow over the top of," of a storm, "to abate, pass on" (late 14c.), from over- + blow (v.). Meaning "inflated, puffed up" (with vanity, etc.) is from 1864.