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Synonyms for swell
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Wiktionary

  1. swellnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    dandy, dude, toff

  2. swellnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. swell, crestless wavenoun

    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. swellnoun

    a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)

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

    Antonyms:
    bad

  3. swellnoun

    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, clotheshorseadjective

    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, smashingverb

    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. swellverb

    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 upverb

    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, tumesceverb

    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, swellverb

    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, swellverb

    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. swellverb

    cause to become swollen

    "The water swells the wood"

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

    Antonyms:
    bad

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. swellverb

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

  2. swellverb

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

  3. swellverb

    Synonyms:
    rise (as waves), heave, surge

  4. swellverb

    Synonyms:
    belly, be inflated

  5. swellverb

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

  6. swellverb

    Synonyms:
    be turgid or bombastic

  7. swellverb

    Synonyms:
    bulge, protuberate, swell out

  8. swellverb

    Synonyms:
    dilate, expand, inflate

  9. swellverb

    Synonyms:
    enhance, heighten, aggravate

  10. swellverb

    Synonyms:
    puff up, make arrogant

  11. swellnoun

    Synonyms:
    swelling

  12. swellnoun

    Synonyms:
    waves, billows

  13. swellnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. swelladjective

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

  2. swellnoun

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

  3. swellnoun

    Synonyms:
    exquisite, fop, dandy

  4. swellverb

    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. Nabil Majeed:

    I miss going outside in the sun. Now the sun makes my eye swell, and I always feel like something is in front of my eye.

  2. Hannah More:

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

  3. Manousos Doukakis:

    The (measures) won't roll, tax evasion will swell.

  4. 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.

  5. Barbara Ehrenreich:

    If men were equally at risk from this condition -- if they knew their bellies might swell as if they were suffering from end-stage cirrhosis, that they would have to go nearly a year without a stiff drink, a cigarette, or even an aspirin, that they would be subject to fainting spells and unable to fight their way onto commuter trains -- then I am sure that pregnancy would be classified as a sexually transmitted disease and abortions would be no more controversial than emergency appendectomies.


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
  • บวมThai
  • kabarmaTurkish

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