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overblown

adjective
 
 
/ˌəʊvəˈbləʊn/
If something is overblown, it is made to seem more important or serious than it really is.Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
Translations of “overblown”
in Chinese (Traditional) 誇張的, 過分渲染的…
in Russian непомерно раздутый…
in Turkish şişirilmiş, abartılmış, abartılı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 夸张的, 过分渲染的…
in Polish wyolbrzymiony…
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