expletive (Meaning)

Wordnet

expletive (n)

profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

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

Webster

expletive (a.)

Filling up; hence, added merely for the purpose of filling up; superfluous.

Webster

expletive (n.)

A word, letter, or syllable not necessary to the sense, but inserted to fill a vacancy; an oath.

expletive Sentence Examples

  1. The child's expletive-filled tirade shocked his parents.
  2. The politician's use of expletives during his speech caused a public outcry.
  3. The comedian's expletive-laden jokes had the audience rolling with laughter.
  4. The movie was filled with so many expletives that it was difficult to watch.
  5. The song's lyrics were full of expletives, which made it unsuitable for radio play.
  6. The teacher's use of expletives in the classroom resulted in a parent-teacher conference.
  7. The actor's expletive-filled performance was met with boos from the audience.
  8. The book was full of expletives, which made it difficult to read.
  9. The article was full of expletives, which made it difficult to take seriously.
  10. The social media post was full of expletives, which resulted in the user being banned.

FAQs About the word expletive

profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger, a word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical lineF

cuss, epithet,curse, language, profanity, swear, vulgarism,obscenity, dirty word, cussword

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The child's expletive-filled tirade shocked his parents.

The politician's use of expletives during his speech caused a public outcry.

The comedian's expletive-laden jokes had the audience rolling with laughter.

The movie was filled with so many expletives that it was difficult to watch.