overblown overblown  /ˌoʊ vərb ˈloʊn/


  1. (adj) puffed up with vanity
  2. (adj) past the stage of full bloom


  1. This story is overblown and irrelevant.
  2. So this notion that I'm a moderate is slightly overblown, and quite frankly a lie.
  3. Hannah Lee, executive editor of Nails Magazine, an industry publication, says that safety fears are often overblown.


  1. Treasuries Set for First Weekly Gain Since April Amid Fed Bets

    Treasuries were poised for their first weekly gain since April as some investors said speculation was overblown that the Federal Reserve could disclose plans to slow its bond-buying program soon.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. ‘Man of Steel’ Depicts a Striving Stranger in a Strange Land

    Henry Cavill in "Man of Steel," directed by Zack Snyder. More Photos » At once frantically overblown and beautifully filigreed, “Man of Steel” will turn on everyone it doesn’t turn off. Summer blockbusters have a way of encouraging multiplex Manichaeism, though I propose a middle way.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. 'Crack baby' scare overblown, teen research says

    Research in teens adds fresh evidence that the 1980s 'crack baby' scare was overblown, finding little proof of any major long-term ill effects in children whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press


  1. "No. To be honest with you, I'm not," Williams said Wednesday. "I'm tired of hearing about all that to be honest with you. It's overblown and we've been talking about it for two years."
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Monty Williams Source: WWL (blog)

  2. "I feel like my image as a great leader is greatly overblown because I played with some of the greatest hockey players," said Yzerman, a comment that was met by groans in the sold-out crowd. "I stand here humbly saying 'Thank you.' Any...
    on Jan 2, 2007 By: Steve Yzerman Source: SI.com

  3. "The reason the decision was made was for the safety of the boys. Everything else is secondary to that," actor Khalid Abdalla said at the premiere Tuesday in Los Angeles. "Clearly there is a controversy, but I think it's overblown, and I...
    on Dec 5, 2007 By: Khalid Abdalla Source: International Herald Tribune

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