Synonyms of swell


1. swell, crestless wave, wave, moving ridge

usage: the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea

2. swell, natural elevation, elevation

usage: a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)

3. swell, crescendo

usage: a crescendo followed by a decrescendo

4. dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse, man, adult male

usage: a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance


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. bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(predicate), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing, good (vs. bad)

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

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