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ˈswoʊ lənswollen

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conceited, egotistic, egotistical, self-conceited, swollen, swollen-headed, vainadjective

    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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Swollen, Swolnthe participle passive of swell.

    Unto his aid she hastily did draw
    Her dreadful beast, who, swoln with blood of late,
    Came ramping forth with proud presumptuous gait. F. Qu.

    When thus the gather’d storms of wretched love
    In my swoln bosom with long war had strove,
    At length they broke their bounds: at length their force
    Bore down whatever met its stronger course;
    Laid all the civil bonds of manhood waste,
    And scatter’d ruin as the torrent past. Matthew Prior.

    Whereas at first we had only three of these principles, their number is already swoln to five. Thomas Baker, on Learning.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swollen

    of Swell

  2. Swollen

    p. p. of Swell

  3. Swollenadjective

    enlarged by swelling; immoderately increased; as, swollen eyes; swollen streams

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Swollen

    swōln, pa.p. of swell.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swollen in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swollen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of swollen in a Sentence

  1. Linda Pietk:

    It wasn’t painful, just slightly uncomfortable, afterward, my face felt warm, was slightly red and a bit swollen. It appeared as if I had sunburn.

  2. Donna Emley:

    My eyes and face were swollen, and I had a rash all over my trunk.

  3. Torre Munoz:

    I had just gotten cigarettes…when I got in the truck they rammed me, threw me on the ground and my mom, they haven’t told us nothing, they haven’t told us nothing. I kept asking, they said, ‘I can’t tell you anything.’ I have a messed-up back, I had three back surgeries. They laid me on the ground and my face is still swollen, busted lip.

  4. Len Horovitz:

    Teachers look at their students, and they would probably pick up on that [swollen neck] before the student does.

  5. South African artist William Kentridge:

    The Tiber is a river swollen with glory and pain. On one side the fortune of the popes, on the other the suffering of the Jewish Ghetto. Above ... a pulsating, splendid city; below, under the bridges, the desperation of the homeless.

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