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noun as in swear word; exclamation

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The walls were covered in spray-painted expletives that mentioned Myers by name, photos show.

Case in point—when Teresa Giudice, the only current housewife remaining from the first season, flipped a table in an expletive-laden rage, it became more than just juicy fodder for the show, but instead a watershed moment in reality TV history.

From Time

She explodes again and again, slapping herself, screaming obscenities, writing expletives, banging her face against a wall.

Barnett insisted he didn’t steal the mail, telling a reporter that he left a quarter and note with an expletive and his nickname “Bigo” on the desk.

I remember listening to Walter Isaacson tell me that on the day that … the day before he died, his daughter came in, and he’d made some expletive about how she looked.

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However, Martin redeemed himself when correctly guessing a fake expletive-laden clue read by Meyers.

Kaufman returns after the break to deliver an expletive-ridden tirade against Lawler.

Watch him unleash a magnificent, expletive-ridden rant—and be grateful for the Internet, where this harangue will live forever.

So be careful what you say and what you do, because the Kinect, for better and worse, really is [expletive] watching you.

Now, it seems, Hamas is being struck from the list of expletive targets.

The expletive that it now behoves us to consider is one which has never been adequately treated in a book.

Probably few persons who allow themselves the enjoyment of that rather jocular expletive, the deuce!

There is in Madrid a "Calle Jesus," and the sacred name, used as a common expletive, is heard on all sides.

He blurted out his favorite expletive, lighted a new cigar, walked his room, and chafed like a caged tiger.

The other use is a kind of pious expletive, intending “I must endure it,” “I am the slave of a higher power.”


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to expletive, such as: curse, cuss, interjection, oath, and cuss word.

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