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Definition of the adjective overblown

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adjective - degrees: more overblown / most overblown

  1. puffed up with vanity
  2. past the stage of full bloom
    • example: overblown roses
    • similar: mature

Alternative definition of the adjective overblown


  1. Of exaggerated importance; too heavily emphasized, hyped, etc.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction (2016)

by Alan Burton

In the United States, a reviewer at Variety felt that “not only British Intelligence, but anybody's intelligence, is likely to be affronted by this potboiler”, while in Britain, the Guardian found the overblown techniques only served “to draw attention to ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Worthless Words (2012)

3,000 Words to Stop Using Now by Dave Dowling

functional Overblown word for works. functionality Complex word for the much simpler function. fundamental Overblown word for basic. fundamental basis, fundamental principle ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

by Various

Overblown′, blown overor past, at anend:burnt byanexcessive blast, in the ...

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In TV, and in particular in commercials, you don't really need to explain very much at all - you just say he's a spy and he's a little bit theatrical and overblown and smug and he's not very good at his job. (Rowan Atkinson)
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Scrabble value of O1V4E1R1B3L1O1W4N1

The value of this 9-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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