1 enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness; "had an exaggerated (or inflated) opinion of himself"; "a hyperbolic style" [syn: exaggerated, hyperbolic]
2 expanded by (or as if by) gas or air; "an inflated balloon" [ant: deflated]
3 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]
4 increased especially to abnormal levels; "the raised prices frightened away customers"; "inflated wages"; "an inflated economy" [syn: raised(a)]
- Filled with air or fluid
- The inflated balloons danced in the breeze.
- Expanded; in a
state of inflation, of
- His inflated belly looked uncomfortable.
- : In a state of higher cost.
- His inflated prices made the vendor unpopular.
- (fig.): Pompous; arrogant (of a person or ego)
- (fig.): Containing excessive, meaningless words,
particularly for show
- The inflated speech did not impress the audience.
Synonymsfilled with air or expanded
at higher cost
containing excessive words
- past of inflate
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