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Synonyms for inflated

  • bloated
  • magnified
  • overblown
  • swollen
  • aggrandized
  • amplified
  • augmented
  • diffuse
  • dilated
  • distended
  • enlarged
  • extended
  • filled
  • grown
  • overestimated
  • puffed
  • ranting
  • spread
  • stretched
  • surcharged
  • aureate
  • bombastic
  • dropsical
  • euphuistic
  • flatulent
  • flowery
  • fustian
  • grandiloquent
  • magniloquent
  • ostentatious
  • pompous
  • pretentious
  • prolix
  • pumped up
  • rhapsodical
  • rhetorical
  • showy
  • tumescent
  • tumid
  • turgid
  • verbose
  • windy
  • wordy
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Antonyms for inflated

  • shrunken
  • abbreviated
  • abridged
  • compressed
  • contracted
  • reduced
  • deflated
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INFLATED

The stem is inflated, stuffed, rather long, tapering downward.

Of all words they may be truly said to be the most inflated with a false meaning.

Judge Granger—that inflated, stiff-necked, egotistical bag of conceit!

Already, then, he used to talk of his brother in inflated terms.

The lip in all the cypripediums is more or less sac-like and inflated.

Judy's inflated enthusiasm collapsed like a pricked balloon.

The leaf-sheaths are loose, inflated, hairy or rarely glabrous.

In addition to this, there is a membrane in the mouth which can be inflated through the gills.

Tony, an inflated mannikin, danced on the piled-up nets and fish.

I thought of the floating alligator, of its intestines—what if I inflated them?

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "cause to swell," from Latin inflatus, past participle of inflare "to blow into, inflate" (see inflation). Economics sense from 1844. In some senses a back-formation from inflation. Related: Inflatable; inflated; inflating.

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