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expletive

noun [C] uk   /ɪkˈspliː.tɪv/ us    /ˈek.splə.t̬ɪv/
formal a word that is considered offensive: She dropped the book on her foot and let out a row/string of expletives.expletive deleted used when an offensive word has been removed from a report of what someone has said
Translations of “expletive”
in Spanish palabrota…
in Chinese (Traditional) 咒罵語, 粗話…
in Russian ругательство…
in Turkish küfür, sövgü…
in Chinese (Simplified) 咒骂语, 粗话…
in Polish przekleństwo…
(Definition of expletive from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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