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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 of high social standing; an important person.

    Synonyms:
    dandy, dude, toff

  2. swell(noun)

    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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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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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