Title Image



  |   workshopblog



adj USA American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language

  1. Filled or expanded by or as if by gas or air.
  2. Unduly enlarged or aggrandized; swollen: an inflated estimate; an inflated ego.
  3. Full of empty or pretentious language; bombastic.
  4. Raised or expanded to abnormal levels: an inflated economy; inflated wages.
  5. Hollow and enlarged: an inflated calyx.


adj GB Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991,

better or more important than it really is; exaggerated filled with air

adj. Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd.

  1. distended with air or gas; swollen.
  2. puffed up, as with pride.
  3. turgid or bombastic: inflated prose.
  4. unduly increased in level or amount: inflated costs.
  5. Bot. hollow and enlarged or swelled out.


Filled up with or as if with something insubstantial:

flatulent, overblown, tumescent, tumid, turgid, windy.


  1. raised, high, increased, enormous, unfair, excessive, exaggerated, extravagant, unreasonable, sky-high, inordinate, immoderate They had to buy everything at inflated prices at the ranch store.
  1. blown-up, pumped-up, filled-up, aerated Ninety per cent of vehicles had wrongly inflated tyres.



– high-flown | high-bombastic –

I   N   F   L   A   T   E   D   A   R   C   H   I   T   E   C   T   U   R   E   S




Softrobotic  [softBOT]

Textiles, Membranes, inflated architecture












  1. exaggerated, excessive, swollen, amplified, hyped, exalted, overblown They had an inflated idea of how good they were.


  1. elaborate, involved, fancy, detailed, complex, complicated, decorated,

extravagant, ornamented, high-flown, ornate, fussy, showy, ostentatious, bombastic, hyperbolic, grandiloquent Some of the most inflated prose is held up for ridicule




inflated – pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals); “high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school”; “a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution”


  1. pretentious – making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; “a pretentious country house”; “a pretentious fraud”; “a pretentious scholarly edition”



inflated – enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness; “a hyperbolic style”


  1. hyperbolic
  2. increased – made greater in size or amount or degree