Nouns (12)

n. the act of filling something with air
inflation, splashiness, puffiness, pretentiousness, pompousness, pomposity, ostentatiousness, ostentation
n. lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
rising prices, inflation
n. a general and progressive increase in prices; "in inflation everything gets more valuable except money"
n. [a persistent, substantial rise in the general level of prices related to an increase in the volume of money and resulting in the loss of value of currency]

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Fuzzynyms (29)

n. an increase in price or value; "an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate"
upsurge, surge
n. a sudden or abrupt strong increase; "stimulated a surge of speculation"; "an upsurge of emotion"; "an upsurge in violent crime"
n. an increase to counteract a perceived discrepancy; "higher wages caused an escalation of prices"; "there was a gradual escalation of hostilities"
n. the quality of being false or artificial (as to impress others)
n. the advancing of a claim; "his pretension to the crown"; "the town still puts forward pretensions as a famous resort"
n. pretentious or showy or vulgar display
grandness, grandeur, splendour, splendor, brilliance, magnificence
n. the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand; "for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel"; "his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects"; "it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor"; "an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art"; "advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products"
gaudery, pomp
n. cheap or pretentious or vain display
conceitedness, vanity, conceit
n. the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride
high-handedness, lordliness, hauteur, haughtiness, arrogance
n. overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
n. a violent gusty wind
blah, claptrap, rant, fustian, bombast
n. pompous or pretentious talk or writing

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Antonyms (3)

n. the act of letting the air out of something
n. a reduction of prices intended to improve the balance of payments
n. a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices


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