Increase in the cost of goods or services;
or, too much money chasing too few goods.
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionaryinflation (noun)
an act of a state of being as - inflating inflated
a) - distension
b) a hypothetical extremely brief period of very rapid expansion of the universe immediately following the big bang
c) empty pretentiousness - pomposity
a continuing rise in the general price level usually attributed to an increase in the volume of money and credit relative to available goods and services
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurusinflation (noun)
the quality or state of appearing or trying to appear more important or more valuable than is the case
SYNONYMS:affectation, affectedness, grandiosity, inflation, pretension, pretentiousness
RELATED WORDS:arrogance, bumptiousness, complacency, conceit, egotism, hauteur, imperiousness, pompousness, presumptuousness, pride, self-aggrandizement, self-assertion, self-assumption, self-conceit, self-consequence, self-glorification, self-importance, self-satisfaction, smugness, vaingloriousness, vainglory, vainness, vanity; disdain, haughtiness, lordliness, snobbery, snobbishness, superciliousness, superiority; confidence, presumption, self-assurance, self-confidence, sureness; boastfulness, braggadocio; aggressiveness, assertiveness, audaciousness, boldness, brassiness, cheekiness, cockiness, forwardness, impudence, insolence, rudeness; grandiloquence; flamboyance, flashiness, garishness, gaudiness, glitz, mummery, ostentation, ostentatiousness, show, showiness
NEAR ANTONYMS:demureness, down-to-earthness, humbleness, humility, lowliness, meekness, modesty; bashfulness, diffidence, shyness, timidity; naturalness, sincerity
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