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1. expletive

noun. ['ˈɛksplətɪv'] profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger.

Synonyms

  • cuss
  • swearword
  • swearing
  • curse word
  • profanity
  • curse

Antonyms

  • bless
  • communicate
  • admit

Etymology

  • expletivus (Latin)
  • expletus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Expletive

  • abortive
  • accommodative
  • accumulative
  • accusative
  • acquisitive
  • active
  • adaptive
  • addictive
  • additive
  • additive
  • adjective
  • administrative
  • adoptive
  • affective
  • affirmative
  • airmotive
  • alliterative
  • alliterative
  • anticompetitive
  • anti-infective

Example sentences of the word expletive


1. Adjective
Eliminating other expletive constructions can help you delete unnecessary words in your writing.

2. expletive

noun. ['ˈɛksplətɪv'] a word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line.

Synonyms

  • vocalization

Etymology

  • expletivus (Latin)
  • expletus (Latin)
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