overblown

Overblown describes fears or concerns that are excessive, such as a overblown worry that people will notice a spot of dirt on your shoe and decide not to be your friend anymore.

Overblown is a word gardeners use to describe their flowers that, having bloomed, now hang heavy on their stems. You can use it to describe other things that are past their prime like an overblown fashion trend everyone is tired of. Another meaning is an extreme display of vanity, like the overblown decorating style of a famous actor's home — complete with photos, memorabilia from past films, and award trophies everywhere you look.

Primary Meanings of overblown

1.
adj
puffed up with vanity
2.
adj
past the stage of full bloom
Full Definitions of overblown
1

adj puffed up with vanity

overblown oratory”
Synonyms:
grandiloquent, pompous, pontifical, portentous
pretentious
making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction
2

adj past the stage of full bloom

overblown roses”
Synonyms:
mature
having reached full natural growth or development