Synonyms of swollen


1. swell, increase

usage: increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo"

2. swell, puff up, act, behave, do

usage: become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger; "The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son"

3. swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce, expand

usage: expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"

4. well up, swell, originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow

usage: come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things); "Strong emotions welled up"; "Smoke swelled from it"

5. well, swell, surface, come up, rise up, rise

usage: come up, as of a liquid; "Tears well in her eyes"; "the currents well up"

6. swell, grow

usage: cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood"


1. conceited, egotistic, egotistical, self-conceited, swollen, swollen-headed, vain, proud (vs. humble)

usage: characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance; "a conceited fool"; "an attitude of self-conceited arrogance"; "an egotistical disregard of others"; "so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty"; "growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary"; "vain about her clothes"

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Definition and meaning of swollen (Dictionary)