In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(inflated)(prose/melodrama/rhetoric) ampuloso(melodrama/prose/rhetoric) rimbombante
- In satire, things tend to be exaggerated and overblown for effect.
- Sometimes I read responses that seem overblown and pretentious, and they make me wince.
- Yet it's not pretentiously overblown nor dragged down by fanboy baggage.
- Realistic threats may be exaggerated or overblown, in which case correct and balanced information can be used to reduce them.
- Many of the digital images in this overblown cautionary tale remind us of humanity's relatively insignificant place in the universe.
- We should avoid the overblown statements and tub-thumping oratory.
- Humans show false strength with exaggerated postures and overblown words.
- So while I think this is a cause for concern, it's not cause for the kind of overblown rhetoric I've seen around the web.
- Of course, the fears of the critics may be hysterical or overblown, but in that case, one wonders why they can't just come out and tell us that.
- It's an overblown solution, but probably politically necessary - and a sure sign of a dangerous vanity.
- It's passionate but not overblown or melodramatic.
- She saw Clint as an aging pretty-boy, a gifted entertainer with overblown artistic pretensions.
- They called his charges exaggerated or said it was all overblown.
- Successful operas have powerful, involving stories, even if they're overblown, rhetorical and, indeed, operatic.
- Their behaviour and pretensions were overblown but they put out a good deal of material that retains vitality more than 30 years later.
- To say that the music is overblown and pretentious is rather an understatement.
- Sun-baked window displays were decked out with extravagant fairy lights and overblown decorations.
- Yet, the New York Times fails to make that distinction and pretends that the the desperation was overblown.
- In contrast, some of the other liberal arguments about the significance of this case seem tendentious and overblown.
- Forget your preconceptions about opera - - it is not all about screaming voices and overblown melodrama.
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