As adjectives the difference between pretentious and inflated
is that pretentious
is marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction while inflated
is filled with air or fluid.
As a verb inflated is
Marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction.
Ostentatious; intended to impress others.
- Their song titles are pretentious in the context of their basic lyrics.
- Her dress was obviously more pretentious than comfortable.
* See also
Filled with air or fluid
Expanded; in a state of inflation, of abnormally increased size, amount, etc.
- The inflated balloons danced in the breeze.
(economics): In a state of higher cost.
- His inflated belly looked uncomfortable.
(figuratively) Pompous; arrogant (of a person or ego )
(figuratively) Containing excessive, meaningless words, particularly for show
- His inflated prices made the vendor unpopular.
Higher that the true figure
- The inflated speech did not impress the audience.
- inflated incidence figures
(containing excessive words)