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expletivenoun [C]

uk   /ɪkˈspliː.tɪv/  us   /ˈek.splə.t̬ɪv/
(Definition of expletive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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expletivenoun [C]

 us   /ˈek·splə·t̬ɪv/
a ​rude or ​offensive word used to ​expressanger, ​pain, ​annoyance, etc.
(Definition of expletive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “expletive”
in Spanish palabrota…
in Vietnamese lời chửi rủa…
in Malaysian makian…
in Thai คำสบถ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 咒骂语, 粗话…
in Turkish küfür, sövgü…
in Russian ругательство…
in Indonesian umpatan, makian…
in Chinese (Traditional) 咒罵語, 粗話…
in Polish przekleństwo…
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