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“If you say a bad word about someone here, it gets around fast,” said Jack West, the barber.

Shirley Temple Black was the original child star, before “child star” was a bad word.

But that is not the case with My Share of the Task, which takes the high road and barely has a bad word for Obama or other rivals.

He never said a bad word about him to me, a quite unusual occurrence.

“My party needs to understand that business is not a bad word—especially when it has the word 'small' before it,” Sestak says.

I now begin to see the necessity of the arrangement (a bad word) that love should determine people's fate while they are young.

Pippin, that boy left us an innocent boy, that never had a bad word in his mouth that ever I heard, nor no one round here.

Divorce—it was a bad word to breathe in such an honest place—a bad blasphemous word, worse than an oath.

There was no lack of messengers to go among the men with the bad word that the first of the Davidge ships had been destroyed.

Why, says Jim, he said a bad word again the name o Lizabeth.


On this page you'll find 52 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bad word, such as: curse, cuss, cuss word, dirty name, expletive, and foul invective.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.