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Definition of "inflated" []

  • Filled or expanded by or as if by gas or air. (adjective)
  • Unduly enlarged or aggrandized; swollen: an inflated estimate; an inflated ego. (adjective)
  • Full of empty or pretentious language; bombastic. (adjective)
  • Raised or expanded to abnormal levels: an inflated economy; inflated wages. (adjective)
  • Hollow and enlarged: an inflated calyx. (adjective)
  • Inflated amounts or prices are higher than they should be (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Making something seem better or more important than it really is; exaggerated (adjective)
  • Filled with air (adjective)

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Use "inflated" in a sentence
  • "Wednesday's meeting followed government criticism on Heath, with Manuel questioning what he described as inflated successes claimed by the unit."
  • "Earlier this month, former students at New York Law School and Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich., filed a class action lawsuit over what they called inflated employment rates."
  • ""We find people have what we call 'inflated worth of self'.""