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synonyms for expletive

  • curse
  • cuss
  • interjection
  • oath
  • cuss word
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The walls were covered in spray-painted expletives that mentioned Myers by name, photos show.
SPRAY PAINT, SOILED CARPETS, DEAD CATS: EVICTED TENANT ALLEGEDLY TURNED HOME INTO ‘SLICE OF HELL’TIMOTHY BELLAJUNE 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
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She explodes again and again, slapping herself, screaming obscenities, writing expletives, banging her face against a wall.
7 YEARS OLD AND SHATTERED BY GUN VIOLENCEDAVID HEMENWAYMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
CAPITOL RIOT SUSPECT PICTURED AT PELOSI’S DESK SCREAMS ‘IT’S NOT FAIR’ IN COURTROOM TANTRUMMERYL KORNFIELDMARCH 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
MAKING A KILLING WITH JIM CRAMEREUGENE ROBINSONFEBRUARY 1, 2021OZY
The expletive that it now behoves us to consider is one which has never been adequately treated in a book.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
Probably few persons who allow themselves the enjoyment of that rather jocular expletive, the deuce!
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
There is in Madrid a "Calle Jesus," and the sacred name, used as a common expletive, is heard on all sides.
SPANISH LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYL. HIGGIN AND EUGNE E. STREET
He blurted out his favorite expletive, lighted a new cigar, walked his room, and chafed like a caged tiger.
SEVENOAKSJ. G. HOLLAND
The other use is a kind of pious expletive, intending “I must endure it,” “I am the slave of a higher power.”
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