Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun swell

4 senses of swell

Sense 1
swell, crestless wave -- (the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea)
       => wave, moving ridge -- (one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water))

Sense 2
swell -- (a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor))
       => natural elevation, elevation -- (a raised or elevated geological formation)

Sense 3
swell -- (a crescendo followed by a decrescendo)
       => crescendo -- ((music) a gradual increase in loudness)

Sense 4
dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse -- (a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance)
       => man, adult male -- (an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb swell

6 senses of swell

Sense 1
swell -- (increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo")
       => increase -- (become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased")

Sense 2
swell, puff up -- (become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger; "The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son")
       => act, behave, do -- (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "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")

Sense 3
swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce -- (expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling")
       => expand -- (become larger in size or volume or quantity; "his business expanded rapidly")

Sense 4
well up, swell -- (come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things); "Strong emotions welled up"; "Smoke swelled from it")
       => originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow -- (come into existence; take on form or shape; "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")

Sense 5
well, swell -- (come up, as of a liquid; "Tears well in her eyes"; "the currents well up")
       => surface, come up, rise up, rise -- (come to the surface)

Sense 6
swell -- (cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood")
       => grow -- (cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard")

Antonyms of adj swell

1 sense of swell

Sense 1
bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad (predicate), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing -- (very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing")

INDIRECT (VIA good) -> bad -- (having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice")

Similarity of adj swell

1 sense of swell

Sense 1
bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad (predicate), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing -- (very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing")
       => good (vs. bad) -- (having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "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")

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