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Synonyms for swell
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swell, crestless wave(noun)

    the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea

    Synonyms:
    crestless wave, sheik, beau, dude, fashion plate, gallant, clotheshorse, dandy, fop

    Antonyms:
    bad

  2. swell(noun)

    a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)

    Synonyms:
    crestless wave, sheik, beau, dude, fashion plate, gallant, clotheshorse, dandy, fop

    Antonyms:
    bad

  3. swell(noun)

    a crescendo followed by a decrescendo

    Synonyms:
    crestless wave, sheik, beau, dude, fashion plate, gallant, clotheshorse, dandy, fop

    Antonyms:
    bad

  4. dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse(adj)

    a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

    Synonyms:
    fop, boyfriend, tribal sheik, squire, yawl, beau, tribal sheikh, young man, swain, sheik, dude, crestless wave, fashion plate, gallant, clotheshorse, sheikh, fellow, buster, dandy

    Antonyms:
    bad

  5. bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing(verb)

    very good

    "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"

    Antonyms:
    bad

  6. swell(verb)

    increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity

    "The music swelled to a crescendo"

    Synonyms:
    swell up, tumesce, intumesce, well up, puff up, tumefy, well

    Antonyms:
    bad

  7. swell, puff up(verb)

    become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger

    "The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son"

    Synonyms:
    swell up, blow up, well up, puff up, puff out, tumefy, puff, intumesce, tumesce, well

    Antonyms:
    bad

  8. swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce(verb)

    expand abnormally

    "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"

    Synonyms:
    swell up, well up, bubble up, puff up, tumefy, intumesce, tumesce, well

    Antonyms:
    bad

  9. well up, swell(verb)

    come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things)

    "Strong emotions welled up"; "Smoke swelled from it"

    Synonyms:
    swell up, well up, tumefy, intumesce, tumesce, puff up, well

    Antonyms:
    bad

  10. well, swell(verb)

    come up, as of a liquid

    "Tears well in her eyes"; "the currents well up"

    Synonyms:
    swell up, well up, tumefy, intumesce, tumesce, puff up, well

    Antonyms:
    bad

  11. swell(verb)

    cause to become swollen

    "The water swells the wood"

    Synonyms:
    swell up, tumesce, intumesce, well up, puff up, tumefy, well

    Antonyms:
    bad

Wiktionary

  1. swell(noun)

    A person who is dressed in a fancy or elegant manner.

    Synonyms:
    dandy, dude, toff

  2. swell(noun)

    A person of high social standing; an important person.

    Synonyms:
    toff

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. swell

    Synonyms:
    dilate, extend, enlarges, heighten, heave, enhance, rise, expand, increase, augment, protuberate, aggravate, amplify, distend

    Antonyms:
    contract, curtail, shrivel, diminish, lessen, retrench, reduce, collapse, fold, narrow, condense, concentrate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. swell(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    dilate, expand, intumesce, grow larger or bigger (by expansion)

  2. swell(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    increase (by outward addition), augment, enlarge

  3. swell(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    rise (as waves), heave, surge

  4. swell(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    belly, be inflated

  5. swell(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    strut, look big, put on airs, be puffed up

  6. swell(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be turgid or bombastic

  7. swell(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    bulge, protuberate, swell out

  8. swell(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    dilate, expand, inflate

  9. swell(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    enhance, heighten, aggravate

  10. swell(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    puff up, make arrogant

  11. swell(n.)

    Synonyms:
    swelling

  12. swell(n.)

    Synonyms:
    waves, billows

  13. swell(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Colloquial.] fop, coxcomb, dandy, beau, exquisite, jackanapes, popinjay, man-milliner, man of dress, vain fellow

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. swell(a)

    Synonyms:
    (Slang) fashionable, elegant, distinguished, exquisite

  2. swell(n)

    Synonyms:
    swelling, augmentation, increase, protuberance, bulge, elevation, rise

  3. swell(n)

    Synonyms:
    exquisite, fop, dandy

  4. swell(v)

    Synonyms:
    distend, dilate, expand, bloat, puff up, tumefy, intumesce, increase, augment, heave, surge, protuberate, strut, swagger

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "swell":

    houle, swelling, chic, inflate, awesome, owl, super, fancy, great

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How to use swell in a sentence?

  1. Primo Levi:

    For me chemistry represented an indefinite cloud of future potentialities which enveloped my life to come in black volutes torn by fiery flashes, like those which had hidden Mount Sinai. Like Moses, from that cloud I expected my law, the principle of order in me, around me, and in the world. I would watch the buds swell in spring, the mica glint in the granite, my own hands, and I would say to myself: I will understand this, too, I will understand everything.

  2. Washington Irving:

    The great British Library --an immense collection of volumes of all ages and languages, many of which are now forgotten, and most of which are seldom read: one of these sequestered pools of obsolete literature to which modern authors repair, and draw buckets full of classic lore, or pure English, undefiled wherewith to swell their own scanty rills of thought.

  3. Stephen Innes:

    The expected lower demand for oil inputs into (U.S.) refineries typically sees U.S. crude inventories swell, all of which could pose a significant downside risk for prompt oil prices.

  4. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Pilate listened to the crowd. What sailor listens to the swell ? (Pilate écouta la foule. - Quel marin écoute la houle ?)

  5. Hannah More:

    One kernel is felt in a hogshead; one drop of water helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire helps to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act.

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Translations for swell

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  • انتفخArabic
  • ফোলাBengali
  • rebotir, inflar-se, unflar-se, excel·lentCatalan, Valencian
  • opuchnout, otéct, zduřet, napuchnout, naběhnout, otéciCzech
  • chwyddoWelsh
  • svulme, erigere, dønningDanish
  • Schwell, schwellen, Dünung, klasseGerman
  • ρεστία, αποθαλασσίαGreek
  • hincharse, mar de fondo, inflarse, excelenteSpanish
  • maininki, turvota, paisua, turvottaa, erinomainen, mahtavaFinnish
  • svølla upp, túsna upp, bólgna, svølpast, hovna, trútna, gerast hovin og trútin, týsna uppFaroese
  • houle, enfler, gonfler, sensass, chouetteFrench
  • sèidScottish Gaelic
  • inflarse, incharseGalician
  • mooadeeManx
  • אבבHebrew
  • dagad, duzzadHungarian
  • ուռչել, ուռելArmenian
  • (mem)[[bengkak]]Indonesian
  • intumecarIdo
  • mare di fondo, mareggiare, ingrossarsi, far gonfiare, rigonfiamento, flutti, onda lunga, gonfiarsiItalian
  • 膨れる, 隆起する, 腫れる, うねり, 起伏, 素晴らしいJapanese
  • 부풀다, 붓다, 팽창하다, 부어오르다Korean
  • tumor, intumēscō, tumeō, adaestuōLatin
  • tūkt, bangasLatvian
  • huene, āmai, tōuwha, amotai, whakaahu, tārawa, tai whakarākau, huaroaMāori
  • svulme, svelleNorwegian
  • opzwellen, aanzwellen, deining, zwellen, mieters, geweldigDutch
  • svelle, svulmeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • dønningNorwegian
  • falowanie, puchnąć, powiększać, pęczniećPolish
  • inchar, swell, excelente, ótimoPortuguese
  • punkiyQuechua
  • unflarRomansh
  • val, valuri, se umfla, minunat, super, senzaționalRomanian
  • раздува́ться, набуха́ть, увели́чиваться, отличный, превосходный, зыбьRussian
  • opuchnúťSlovak
  • dyning, svälla, svallSwedish
  • kivimbe, vimba, furaSwahili
  • kabarmaTurkish

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    • A. overt
    • B. overhead
    • C. ulterior
    • D. surface

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