Definition of Swelled

1. Adjective. Feeling self-importance. "He was swelled with pride"

Exact synonyms: Big, Vainglorious
Similar to: Proud
Derivative terms: Vainglory



Definition of Swelled

1. Verb. (past of swell) ¹

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Definition of Swelled

1. swell [v] - See also: swell

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swelled

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sweinmotes
sweir
sweirer
sweirest
sweirt
swelchie
swelchies
swell
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swell organ
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swellable
swelldom
swelldoms
swelled (current term)
swelled head
swellegant
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swelleth
swellfish
swellfishes
swellhead
swellheaded
swellheadedness
swellheads
swelling
swelling soil

Literary usage of Swelled

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1. Shirley: A Tale by Charlotte Brontë (1850)
"... clashed the eight bells in the tower, loud swelled the Bounding bands, flute spake and clarion answered, deep rolled the drums, and away they marched. ..."

2. A Treatise on the Venereal Disease by John Hunter, Everard Home (1810)
"X. OF THE swelled TESTICLE. r '• • A very common symptom attending gonorrhoea is a swelling of the testicle. This, I believe, like the affection of the ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"Unfeigned joy, wonder, and gratitude, swelled the acclamations of the multitude ; but the satisfaction of the senate was clouded by the appearance of ..."

4. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1861)
"... its population far more rapidly increasing than that of any other country, and swelled by an emigration from Europe such as the world has never before ..."

5. Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle by Jane Welsh Carlyle (1883)
"It was dreadfully swelled for a couple of days; but to-day, though I still cannot get a shoe on, or walk, it is so much better that I am sure it will be all ..."

6. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1868)
"The din of sheer fighting had swelled into the roar of a tumult. Alexander Miller, the acting Adjutant of the Greys, was famous in his regiment for the ..."

7. Shirley: A Tale by Charlotte Brontë (1850)
"... clashed the eight bells in the tower, loud swelled the Bounding bands, flute spake and clarion answered, deep rolled the drums, and away they marched. ..."

8. A Treatise on the Venereal Disease by John Hunter, Everard Home (1810)
"X. OF THE swelled TESTICLE. r '• • A very common symptom attending gonorrhoea is a swelling of the testicle. This, I believe, like the affection of the ..."

9. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"Unfeigned joy, wonder, and gratitude, swelled the acclamations of the multitude ; but the satisfaction of the senate was clouded by the appearance of ..."

10. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1861)
"... its population far more rapidly increasing than that of any other country, and swelled by an emigration from Europe such as the world has never before ..."

11. Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle by Jane Welsh Carlyle (1883)
"It was dreadfully swelled for a couple of days; but to-day, though I still cannot get a shoe on, or walk, it is so much better that I am sure it will be all ..."

12. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1868)
"The din of sheer fighting had swelled into the roar of a tumult. Alexander Miller, the acting Adjutant of the Greys, was famous in his regiment for the ..."

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