Synonyms of expletive in English:


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1‘she let out an expletive and slammed the phone down’


swear word, oath, curse, obscenity, profanity, epithet, imprecation, four-letter word, exclamation

bad language, foul language, strong language, swearing

informal dirty word

North American informal cuss word, cuss

2‘expletives are employed for the sake of the metre, not the sense’


filler, fill-in, stopgap, meaningless phrase, meaningless word, redundant phrase, redundant word, superfluous phrase, superfluous word, unnecessary phrase, unnecessary word