Antonyms
Etymology

1. swell

verb. ['ˈswɛl'] increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity.

Antonyms

  • unkindness

Etymology

  • swellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Swell Up

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  • trupp
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  • schrupp
  • schlup
  • lay-up
  • krupp
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  • yup
  • sup
  • shupp
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  • ruppe
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  • pup
  • knupp
  • hupp
  • cupp
  • cup
  • chupp
  • bupp
  • upp

Example sentences of the word swell-up


1. Noun Phrase
They will eat it, swell up and die.

2. swell

verb. ['ˈswɛl'] expand abnormally.

Synonyms

  • vesicate
  • blow up
  • intumesce
  • puff up
  • belly
  • puff
  • tumesce
  • expand
  • distend
  • puff out
  • swell up
  • tumefy
  • bloat
  • blister

Antonyms

  • import
  • natural object
  • evil
  • immoral

Etymology

  • swellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. swell

noun. ['ˈswɛl'] the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea.

Synonyms

  • moving ridge
  • wave
  • heavy swell
  • ground swell

Antonyms

  • plain
  • contract
  • obfuscate
  • generalize

Etymology

  • swellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. swell

verb. ['ˈswɛl'] become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger.

Synonyms

  • puff up
  • behave
  • do

Antonyms

  • badness
  • unsoundness
  • unskilled
  • disadvantage

Etymology

  • swellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. swell

noun. ['ˈswɛl'] a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor).

Synonyms

  • natural elevation

Antonyms

  • narrow
  • disobedient

Etymology

  • swellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. swell

verb. ['ˈswɛl'] come up, as of a liquid.

Synonyms

  • well
  • come up
  • rise up
  • rise

Antonyms

  • maleficence
  • immorality
  • malignity
  • undesirability

Etymology

  • swellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. swell

noun. ['ˈswɛl'] a crescendo followed by a decrescendo.

Antonyms

  • exhale

Etymology

  • swellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. swell

adjective. ['ˈswɛl'] very good.

Synonyms

  • slap-up
  • good
  • bully
  • bang-up
  • cracking
  • dandy
  • corking
  • groovy
  • neat
  • nifty
  • peachy
  • keen
  • not bad
  • great

Antonyms

  • understate
  • deflate
  • reduce
  • criticize

Etymology

  • swellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swellan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. up

adverb. ['ˈʌp'] spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position.

Synonyms

  • upwards
  • upwardly

Antonyms

  • downwards
  • downwardly
  • downward

Etymology

  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. up

adjective. ['ˈʌp'] being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level.

Synonyms

  • leading
  • risen
  • upfield
  • ahead
  • in the lead
  • dormie
  • heavenward
  • sprouted
  • aweigh
  • ascending
  • upward
  • dormy
  • upbound
  • high

Antonyms

  • down
  • low
  • fragrant
  • sober

Etymology

  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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