Synonyms for swell

Synonyms for (noun) swell

Synonyms: swell

Definition: a crescendo followed by a decrescendo

Similar words: crescendo

Definition: (music) a gradual increase in loudness


Synonyms: crestless wave, swell

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

Similar words: wave, moving ridge

Definition: one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)


Synonyms: swell

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

Similar words: natural elevation, elevation

Definition: a raised or elevated geological formation


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

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

Similar words: man, adult male

Definition: an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)

Usage: there were two women and six men on the bus

Synonyms for (verb) swell

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

Definition: expand abnormally

Usage: The bellies of the starving children are swelling

Similar words: expand

Definition: become larger in size or volume or quantity

Usage: his business expanded rapidly


Synonyms: swell

Definition: cause to become swollen

Usage: The water swells the wood

Similar words: grow

Definition: cause to grow or develop

Usage: He grows vegetables in his backyard


Synonyms: swell

Definition: increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity

Usage: The music swelled to a crescendo

Similar words: increase

Definition: become bigger or greater in amount

Usage: The amount of work increased


Synonyms: well, swell

Definition: come up, as of a liquid

Usage: Tears well in her eyes; the currents well up

Similar words: come up, surface, rise, rise up

Definition: come to the surface


Synonyms: puff up, swell

Definition: become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger

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

Similar words: act, behave, do

Definition: behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

Usage: You should act like an adult; Don't behave like a fool; What makes her do this way?; The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people


Synonyms: swell, well up

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

Usage: Strong emotions welled up; Smoke swelled from it

Similar words: grow, arise, originate, spring up, develop, uprise, rise

Definition: come into existence; take on form or shape

Usage: A new religious movement originated in that country; a love that sprang up from friendship; the idea for the book grew out of a short story; An interesting phenomenon uprose

Synonyms for (adjective) swell

Synonyms: great, groovy, neat, nifty, peachy, not bad, bang-up, keen, bully, dandy, corking, cracking, swell, slap-up, smashing

Definition: very good

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

Similar words: good

Definition: having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified

Usage: good news from the hospital; a good report card; when she was good she was very very good; a good knife is one good for cutting; this stump will make a good picnic table; a good check; a good joke; a good exterior paint; a good secretary; a good dress for the office