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Synonyms for expletive
ˈɛk splɪ tɪvex·ple·tive

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  1. expletiveadjective


  2. expletiveadjective

    Serving to fill up, merely for effect, otherwise redundant


  3. expletiveadjective

    Marked by expletives (phrase-fillers)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. curse, curse word, expletive, oath, swearing, swearword, cussnoun

    profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

    "expletives were deleted"

    pesterer, whammy, feller, scourge, condemnation, swearing, curse word, bloke, jinx, oath, fella, lad, blighter, pest, fellow, gent, execration, gadfly, cuss, chap, curse, swearword, nemesis, bane, hex, torment

  2. expletivenoun

    a word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line

    curse word, curse, cuss, swearing, swearword, oath

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. expletiveadjective

    superfluous, redundant

  2. expletivenoun

    expletive word or syllable

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  1. Leslie Odom Jr.:

    Don't be in the streets talking about Black Lives Matter, if my Black life doesn't matter. Essentially, don't wait for the [ expletive ] cops to kill me before my Black life matters. If my Black life matters make sure that I can take money home to feed my children.

  2. Julie Radford:

    [ Ivanka Trump ] shared that he had called the vice president a not -- an expletive word, i think that bothered Ivanka Trump. And I think Ivanka Trump could tell based on the conversations and what was going on in the office that he was angry and upset and people were providing misinformation and Ivanka Trump felt like Ivanka Trump might be able to help calm the situation down, at least before he went on to stage.

  3. Renard Simmons:

    I'm excited to see the young scholar when they got back, and I was met with an expletive !

  4. Donovan Mitchell:

    It’s something I have to deal with, it (expletive) sucks. I ain’t got nothing else to say. It’s tough when you’re trying things you normally do and you see spots you can get to, but you can’t. So, you gotta find a way to make it happen. It’s tough, but I gotta find a way otherwise I’m gonna be home.

  5. Demarcus Davis:

    I really want to go to war with Donald Trump because Donald Trump is tryin’ to take food stamps from my momma and that’s all the (expletive) she got, let Donald Trump know it’s up over here. We want war; we’re going to declare war.

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