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synonyms for expletives

  • four-letter word
  • profanity
  • blasphemy
  • cursing
  • cuss
  • cussing
  • execration
  • imprecation
  • malediction
  • swearword
  • bad language
  • dirty language
  • dirty name
  • dirty talk
  • dirty word
  • no-no
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How to use expletives in a sentence

His expletives were varied, vivid and inexhaustible, and the turbid stream was easily set flowing.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
Lucian attaches an intelligible meaning to these flippant expletives, and represents Socrates as justifying their use.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
How defiant and versatile were the expletives of the old French nobility, we may learn from the pages of Brantôme.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
Reputations for courage and audacity have thus been hourly established by the careful insinuation of hideous expletives.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
They were simple if not altogether innocent expletives—imaginative phrases wherewith to round off a sentence.
THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POEEDGAR ALLAN POE
And the prayer continued to be punctuated with like admiring and even more sulphurous expletives.
BLACK ROCKRALPH CONNOR
She began springing expletives on him that he'd never heard of before in all his forty years before the mast.
WEST WIND DRIFTGEORGE BARR MCCUTCHEON
It was always the same succession of terrifying expletives, and it always had the desired effect.
ROOSEVELT IN THE BAD LANDSH. HAGEDORN.
A moment later there was a rapid-fire sputter of French expletives.
THE SPELL OF THE WHITE STURGEONJAMES ARTHUR KJELGAARD
Charley swung to his feet, a volley of expletives swept from him.
THE BLACK OPALKATHARINE SUSANNAH PRICHARD
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WORDS RELATED TO EXPLETIVES

  • bad language
  • blasphemy
  • cursing
  • cuss
  • cussing
  • dirty language
  • dirty name
  • dirty talk
  • dirty word
  • execration
  • expletives
  • four-letter word
  • imprecation
  • malediction
  • no-no
  • profanity
  • swearword
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.