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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."

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::: blighted - suffering from a disease; destroyed
::: brazen - insolent; without shame; bold; Ex. brazen lie; V: face with bold self-assurance or with unshamed confidence
::: clairvoyant - having foresight; fortuneteller; N. clairvoyance
::: enduring - lasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive
::: recreant - disloyal; cowardly; N: disloyal and cowardly person
::: negate - cancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation
::: recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
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