Etymology
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overblown (adj.)

late 15c., "blown over, passed away" (as a wind or storm), past-participle adjective from verb overblow "to blow over the top of," of a storm, "to abate, pass on" (late 14c.), from over- + blow (v.1). Sense of "past the time of blossoming or blooming" (as a flower), 1610s, is from blow (v.2). Figurative meaning "inflated, puffed up" (with vanity, etc.) is from 1864.

updated on October 28, 2019

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Definitions of overblown from WordNet

overblown (adj.)
puffed up with vanity; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek;
overblown oratory
overblown (adj.)
past the stage of full bloom;
overblown roses
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