expletive


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Synonyms for expletive

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a profane or obscene term

Synonyms for expletive

profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

a word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line

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READ:JV Ejercito defends Gatchalian over Twitter expletives Headlines ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 On New Year's day, Gatchalian reacted to tweets calling him "ingrate" or "trapo" for laying blame on the preceding Aquino administration for some of the country's ills.
The Arabic-language newspaper Al Etihad reported on Thursday that the man's brother became upset after finding his photo on his brother's Instagram account, captioned with an expletive.
In our politically correct country, if any of the above named are used in a derogatory manner the people/country are outraged, but nothing is said when Jesus is used as an expletive which is hypocrisy or double standards.
It was a needlessly long sentence that began with an expletive construction.
Links Between Expletive Use and Coaching Effectiveness
The size of the fines had the effect of causing broadcasters to think twice about airing live programs during which a fleeting expletive might be uttered.
Until recently, the broadcast of a fleeting expletive did not violate
Just why this process involves so many expletives is unclear.
After initially sating Bono's expletive was not indecent because it was not really a sexual reference and in any event was "fleeting and isolated," the FCC reversed itself.
The whole thing started with the broadcast of the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, when singer Cher accepted the prize uttering an expletive, which, as you could imagine, got much laughter.
Peter Smith, a freelance photographer for the Boston Pilot, the newspaper of the Boston archdiocese, captured the moment on film and later told reporters he heard Scalia utter an expletive.
Aziz Corporation chairman Professor Khalid Aziz said: "Bosses prefer their colleagues' language to be honest and accurate even it that means tolerating the odd expletive here and there.
If you've ever wondered about the origins and use of foul language, check out Ruth Wajnryb's Expletive Deleted: A Good Look at Bad Language (Free Press, 2005).
Abstract: This study examines gender variation in university students' expletive usage through quantitative analysis of actual conversational data rather than the questionnaires used in most earlier studies.
In its friend-of-the-court brief filed with the high court, the ACLJ contends the FCC's policy is constitutional and its actions appropriate even if only a single expletive is uttered.