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People think we are being overblown and overdramatic, but we’re not.

In the case of the Nasdaq, it was clear that bulls had wildly overblown expectations for huge future growth in profits that couldn’t happen.

From Fortune

Some scientists say the worry over this latest variant form is probably overblown, and that aggressive gene sequencing by British scientists and an overreaction by politicians ignited an unnecessary panic.

He said he “wanted to prevent you from reading or hearing some overblown or inaccurate reports regarding my health.”

The markets’ gyrations signal traders think the odds of a contested election are overblown, and that there’s a path toward renewed US government stimulus to support the economy.

From Quartz

I suspect he chose the Dred Scott comparison precisely because of its overblown, grandiose nature.

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.

For gay rights activists, such concerns appear overblown and can be used to stoke paranoia on the right.

But Dr. Rebecca Brightman, an ob-gyn in private practice, cautioned that such fears are overblown.

He looked down at the little overblown flower in his hand and carried it mechanically to his nostrils.

No—I should say you were perhaps just a trifle—er—overblown.

When he became dazzled with a vulgar, opulent, overblown person, Jacquaine would not view it as a temporary fascination.

Miss von Schwarzenberg's air of dreamy sentimentality dropped from her as the petals of an overblown rose at some rude touch.

She did not add that the coral and silver brocade gave Mrs. Pletheridge a curious resemblance to an overblown prize hollyhock.


On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overblown, such as: disproportionate, inflated, pretentious, superfluous, aureate, and bombastic.

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