HyperDic: expletive

English > 2 senses of the word expletive:
NOUNcommunicationexpletive, curse, curse word, oath, swearing, swearword, cussprofane or obscene / obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
communicationexpletivea word or phrase conveying no independent meaning / meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line
expletive > pronunciation
Soundseh'ksplahtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > expletive: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningProfane or obscene / obscene expression usually of surprise or anger.
Example"expletives were deleted"
Synonymscurse, curse word, oath, swearing, swearword, cuss
BroaderprofanityVulgar or irreverent speech or action
Spanishblasfemia, garabato, grosería, improperio, juramento, maldición, palabra malsonante, palabrota, profanidad, reniego, taco, voto
Catalanmaledicció, paraulota, renec
English > expletive: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA word or phrase conveying no independent meaning / meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line.
Broaderutterance, vocalizationThe use of uttered sounds for auditory communication

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