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swollen (adj.)

"swelled, marked by swelling in any sense," early 14c., past-participle adjective from strong conjugation of swell (v.); from Old English geswollen, past participle of swellan. More commonly used than swelled.

updated on May 09, 2020

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Definitions of swollen from WordNet

swollen (adj.)
characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance;
growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary
so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty
Synonyms: conceited / egotistic / egotistical / self-conceited / swollen-headed / vain
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