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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They were simple if not altogether innocent expletives -- imaginative phrases wherewith to round off a sentence.
His, I think, were business letters, and apparently not much to his mind, for he crushed them into his pocket with some muttered expletives that I should have reproved him for at any other time.
Therefore, I would like to challenge every adult in Liverpool to think twice before using an expletive in front of a young person and to challenge other people using expletives in everyday conversation (in a friendly way) as they are overused, dull and a very poor example for young learners
Unfortunately, little is known about the extent to which expletive use helps or hinders coaching effectiveness because the empirical investigation of cursing in general has been predominantly descriptive.
He used the expletive by mistake as he introduced a story on tax avoidance and stumbled over the word "cuts".
Jackson's incident, which involved a bare breast, was the last straw, and the FCC began handing out fines of up to $325,000 to networks that let a fleeting expletive slip by.
fleeting expletive refers to the broadcast of a single expletive.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Former Lakers star used expletive during news conference.
Perhaps Mr Oliver believes that the burghers of Rotherham are so simple-minded that they will not be able to understand a list of ingredients unless every other word is an expletive.
The accidental airing of a celebrity's spontaneous expletive is indecent, but the deliberate airing of the very same footage during a news report is not.
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).
My autocue went down in the middle of a sentence and, I'm told, I uttered the expletive s**t.