1. [ adjective ] enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness
Synonyms: hyperbolic exaggerated

"had an exaggerated (or inflated) opinion of himself" "a hyperbolic style"

Related terms: increased
2. [ adjective ] pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals)
Synonyms: high-flying high-sounding high-flown

"high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school" "a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution"

Related terms: colloquialism pretentious
3. [ adjective ] increased especially to abnormal levels
Synonyms: raised

"the raised prices frightened away customers" "inflated wages" "an inflated economy"

Related terms: increased
4. [ adjective ] expanded by (or as if by) gas or air

"an inflated balloon"

Related terms: deflated blown-up blown-up
Similar spelling:   inflate