Definition of Expletive. Meaning of Expletive. Synonyms of Expletive

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Definition of Expletive

Expletive
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.

Meaning of Expletive from wikipedia

- Look up expletive in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Expletive may refer to: Expletive (linguistics), a word or phrase that is not needed to express...
- Expletive infixation is a process by which an expletive or profanity is inserted into a word, usually for intensification. It is similar to tmesis, but...
- An expletive attributive is an adjective or adverb (or adjectival or adverbial phrase) that does not contribute to the meaning of a sentence, but is used...
- An expletive is a word or phrase inserted into a sentence that is not needed to express the basic meaning of the sentence. It is regarded as semantically...
- A fleeting expletive is a non-scripted verbal profanity or obscenity expressed and broadcast during a live television broadcast or radio broadcast. The...
- The phrase expletive deleted refers to profanity which has been censored by the author or by a subsequent censor, usually appearing in place of the profanity...
- Jesus H. Christ is an expletive interjection that refers to the Christian religious figure of Jesus Christ. It is typically uttered in anger, surprise...
- used the expletive live on air during the state visit of Elizabeth II to West Germany.[citation needed] It is commonly used as an expletive in novels...
- A dummy pronoun, also known as an expletive pronoun, is a deictic pronoun that fulfills a syntactical requirement without providing a contextually explicit...
- of its own, including the use of alien profanities (such as the alien expletive "shazbot!" from Mork & Mindy, a word that briefly enjo**** po****r usage...