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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: expletive(0.01011 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to expletive.
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger;
“expletives were deleted” [syn: curse, curse word, oath,
swearing, swearword, cuss]
2: a word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added
to fill out a sentence or metrical line
English → English (gcide)
Expletive \Ex"ple*tive\, a. [L. expletivus, from expletus, p. p.
of explere to fill up; ex out+plere to fill, akin to plenus
full: cf. F. expl['e]tif. See Full.]
Filling up; hence, added merely for the purpose of filling
up; superfluous. “Expletive imagery.” --Hallam.
Expletive phrases to plump his speech. --Barrow.
Expletive \Ex"ple*tive\, n.
A word, letter, or syllable not necessary to the sense, but
inserted to fill a vacancy; an oath.
While explectives their feeble aid to join,
And ten low words oft creep in one dull line. --Pope.