[ UK /ɛksplˈiːtɪv/ ]
[ US /ˈɛkspɫətɪv/ ]
  1. profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    expletives were deleted
  2. a word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line
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How To Use expletive In A Sentence

  • deadass" tired; those in Los Angeles would be more likely to follow the word tired with the abbreviation "af" - short for "as expletive. The Seattle Times
  • What about the other evidence about him in the toilet pacing backwards and forwards, with expletives and asking everyone who came in for a line of drugs - speed?
  • As another old-time guide told me over an evening pint, "You can call me 'Hey, you," or you can call me 'sport,' or you can call me a guide, but don't you nay call me (expletive deleted) 'ghillie'". When Irish Flies Are Smiling
  • Simply stand there wafting an item backwards and forwards while kicking the machine and shouting mild expletives. Times, Sunday Times
  • For the last time, I'm a (expletive deleted) veteran.
  • More specifically, somebody tipped off the Evening Standard, which made a freedom of information request, got a little list of undeleted expletives and set the storm raging. Row over MPs' expletives undeleted poses a question of standards
  • He had had enough and a stream of expletives raced through his mind as he raced back towards the rest of his band.
  • I recently received an e-mail from a friend stating how the "expletive" - Democrats were trying to steal the election via "expletive" - ACORN registering a "expletive" - bunch of criminals and non-existent, non-entities and how the "expletive, expletive, expletive" - need to be taken out and shot. What is "known" about ACORN
  • Offensive language, such as profanities and expletives; sexually explicit or pornographic material; hate speech; defamatory, abusive, threatening or harassing speech; or racial, religious or personal attacks of any kind Home | The New York Observer
  • He gesticulated violently, and delivered himself in short, emphatic sentences, interlarded, I am sorry to say, with rather too many of those objectionable expletives that an ex-slave-overseer may be supposed to be addicted to. The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy
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