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Wordnet 3.0


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

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swell \Swell\, v. i. [imp. Swelled; p. p. Swelled or Swollen; p. pr. & vb. n. Swelling.] [AS. swellan; akin to D. zwellen, OS. & OHG. swellan, G. schwellen, Icel. svella, Sw. sv[aum]lla.] 1. To grow larger; to dilate or extend the exterior surface or dimensions, by matter added within, or by expansion of the inclosed substance; as, the legs swell in dropsy; a bruised part swells; a bladder swells by inflation. [1913 Webster] 2. To increase in size or extent by any addition; to increase in volume or force; as, a river swells, and overflows its banks; sounds swell or diminish. [1913 Webster] 3. To rise or be driven into waves or billows; to heave; as, in tempest, the ocean swells into waves. [1913 Webster] 4. To be puffed up or bloated; as, to swell with pride. [1913 Webster] You swell at the tartan, as the bull is said to do at scarlet. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 5. To be inflated; to belly; as, the sails swell. [1913 Webster] 6. To be turgid, bombastic, or extravagant; as, swelling words; a swelling style. [1913 Webster] 7. To protuberate; to bulge out; as, a cask swells in the middle. [1913 Webster] 8. To be elated; to rise arrogantly. [1913 Webster] Your equal mind yet swells not into state. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 9. To grow upon the view; to become larger; to expand. "Monarchs to behold the swelling scene!" --Shak. [1913 Webster] 10. To become larger in amount; as, many little debts added, swell to a great amount. [1913 Webster] 11. To act in a pompous, ostentatious, or arrogant manner; to strut; to look big. [1913 Webster] Here he comes, swelling like a turkey cock. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swollen \Swoll"en\, p. p. of Swell. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swollen \Swoll"en\, a. Enlarged by swelling; immoderately increased; as, swollen eyes; swollen streams. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

swollen adj 1: 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" [syn: conceited, egotistic, egotistical, self- conceited, swollen, swollen-headed, vain]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

194 Moby Thesaurus words for "swollen": SRO, accelerated, adipose, aggrandized, amplified, augmented, aureate, beefed-up, beefy, bellied, big, big-bellied, bloated, bloated with pride, blown up, blowzy, bombastic, boosted, bosomy, brawny, brimful, brimming, broadened, bug-eyed, bulged, bulging, burly, bursting, buxom, capacity, chock-full, choked, chubby, chuck-full, chunky, congested, corpulent, cram-full, crammed, crowded, deepened, dilated, distended, drenched, dropsical, dumpy, edematous, elated, elevated, enchymatous, enhanced, enlarged, euphuistic, exophthalmic, expanded, extended, extravagant, farci, fat, fattish, filled, filled to overflowing, flatulent, fleshy, flowery, flush, flushed, flushed with pride, formal, full, full to bursting, fustian, gassy, glutted, goggle, goggled, gorged, grandiloquent, gross, heavyset, hefty, heightened, high-flown, high-swelling, highfalutin, highfaluting, hiked, hippy, hyperemic, hypertrophied, imposing, in spate, incrassate, increased, inflated, intensified, jam-packed, jammed, jazzed up, lusty, magnified, magniloquent, meaty, mouthy, multiplied, obese, outsized, overblown, overburdened, overcharged, overfed, overflowing, overfraught, overfreighted, overfull, overladen, overloaded, oversized, overstocked, overstuffed, oversupplied, overweight, overweighted, packed, packed like sardines, paunchy, plenary, plethoric, plump, podgy, pompous, pontifical, popeyed, portly, potbellied, pouched, pretentious, proliferated, proud, pudgy, puffed up, puffy, pursy, raised, ready to burst, reinforced, replete, roly-poly, rotund, round, running over, satiated, saturated, self-important, soaked, solemn, spread, square, squat, squatty, stalwart, standing room only, stiffened, stilted, stocky, stout, strapping, strengthened, stuffed, stuffed up, stuffy, supercharged, supersaturated, surcharged, surfeited, swelled, swelling, tall, thick-bodied, thickset, tightened, top-heavy, topful, tubby, tumescent, tumid, tumorous, turgescent, turgid, ventose, ventricose, well-fed, widened, windy