overblown

adjective (1)
over·​blown | \ ˌō-vər-ˈblōn How to pronounce overblown (audio) \

Definition of overblown

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: past the prime of bloom overblown roses

overblown

adjective (2)

Definition of overblown (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : excessively large in girth : portly
2 : inflated overblown claims overblown rhetoric also : pretentious

First Known Use of overblown

Adjective (1)

circa 1625, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for overblown

Adjective (1)

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Adjective (2)

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“Overblown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overblown. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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