Synonyms of pregnant in English:


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1‘when I told Chris I was pregnant, I expected him to panic’


expecting a baby, having a baby, with a baby on the way, having a child, expectant, carrying a child


informal expecting, in the family way, expecting a happy event, preggers, preggy, with a bun in the oven, with one in the oven, up the pole

British informal in the club, up the duff, in the pudding club, up the spout, up the stick

North American informal knocked up, having swallowed a watermelon seed

Australian informal preggo, clucky, with a joey in the pouch

dated, informal in trouble, in pod

archaic with child, big with child, heavy with child, in a delicate condition, in an interesting condition, childing, on the way

technical gravid, parturient

rare impregnate

North American rare infanticipating, storked

expect, carry, bear

2‘a sacred rite, pregnant with religious significance’


filled, charged, heavy, fraught, replete, teeming

full of, abounding in, rich in

3‘there was a pregnant pause’


meaningful, significant, eloquent

suggestive, expressive, loaded, meaning, charged, pointed, telling, revealing, weighty