Definition of Swollen

1. Adjective. Characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance. "Vain about her clothes"


Definition of Swollen

1. a. Enlarged by swelling; immoderately increased; as, swollen eyes; swollen streams.

Definition of Swollen

1. Verb. (past participle of swell) ¹

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Definition of Swollen

1. swell [v] - See also: swell

Lexicographical Neighbors of Swollen

swizzle sticks
swizzled
swizzler
swizzlers
swizzles
swizzling
swob
swobbed
swobber
swobbers
swobbing
swobs
swoe
swoes
swole
swollen (current term)
swollen-headed
swollenly
swollenness
swoln
swoltery
swomp
swone
swones
swonk
swonken
swoon
swooned
swooner
swooners

Literary usage of Swollen

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1859)
"swollen, bulky. The original spelling seems to be bug, which is still used in the N. of England for swollen, proud, swaggering. But when her circling nearer ..."

2. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"See NED. bulled, swollen. B. Jonson, Sad Shepherd, i. 2 (George). ... swollen (NED.). bullions. The full form is bullion-hose (NED. ..."

3. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"For a blue swollen corpse is a dainty meal, And 1 '11 have my share with the pike and the eel. ... swollen ..."

4. Southern History of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1866)
"Governor Brown's letter.—Position of Vice-President Stephen!'.—Effects of the fall of Atlanta.—President Davis's Macon speech.—Its swollen tone. ..."

5. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1859)
"swollen, bulky. The original spelling seems to be bug, which is still used in the N. of England for swollen, proud, swaggering. But when her circling nearer ..."

6. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"See NED. bulled, swollen. B. Jonson, Sad Shepherd, i. 2 (George). ... swollen (NED.). bullions. The full form is bullion-hose (NED. ..."

7. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"For a blue swollen corpse is a dainty meal, And 1 '11 have my share with the pike and the eel. ... swollen ..."

8. Southern History of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1866)
"Governor Brown's letter.—Position of Vice-President Stephen!'.—Effects of the fall of Atlanta.—President Davis's Macon speech.—Its swollen tone. ..."

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