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expletive
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expletive /eks'pli:tiv/
  • tính từ
    • (ngôn ngữ học) để chêm; chêm vào, phụ thêm
    • danh từ
      • (ngôn ngữ học) từ chêm
      • lời chêm vào; lời nói tục tĩu, lời rủa, lời tán thán (chêm vào câu nói)
    Thesaurus Dictionary
    adj.
    1 wordy, verbose, prolix, repetitious, redundant, tautological, iterative, reiterative, pleonastic; unnecessary, unneeded, needless, unessential, non-essential, gratuitous, superfluous:
    Her speech is punctuated by expletive words and phrases, like 'like, you know', and so forth.
    n.
    2 oath, swear-word, curse, obscenity, epithet, Colloq cuss-word, dirty word, four-letter word:
    Expletives sometimes lend an air of naturalness to written dialogue.
    3 filler, padding, redundancy, tautology, pleonasm:
    Some grammarians term the 'It' in 'It is raining' an expletive.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    + noun
    (formal) a word, especially a rude word, that you use when you are angry, or in pain
    Synonym: SWEAR WORD
    He dropped the book on his foot and muttered several expletives under his breath.


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