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Word: expletive

Definition: meaningless word; interjection; profane oath; swear-word


Sentences Containing 'expletive'

A blunt-spoken man, he gave memorable, expletive-laden advice and comments to young Justin from childhood onwards.
Another impolite expression, "puta que pariu" (the whore that gave birth), is both a placeholder for a remote location and an expletive interjection (like "fuck").
In English, existential clauses usually use the dummy subject construction (also known as expletive) with "there", as in "There are boys in the yard", although "there" is sometimes omitted when the sentence begins with another adverbial (usually designating a place), as in "In my room (there) is a large box."

More Vocab Words

::: disaffected - disloyal; lacking loyality; V. disaffect: cause to lose affection or loyalty
::: bombast - grandiloquent, pompous speech
::: quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
::: glower - scowl; glare; look or stare angrily
::: debase - degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement
::: rotunda - circular building or hall covered with a dome
::: simulate - feign; imitate
::: beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
::: comestible - something fit to be eaten
::: retrograde - go backwards; recede; degenerate; deteriorate; ADJ.