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Expletive may refer to:

  • Expletive (linguistics), a word or phrase that is not needed to express the basic meaning of the sentence
  • Expletive pronoun, a pronoun used as subject or other verb argument that is meaningless but syntactically required
  • Expletive attributive, a word that contributes nothing to meaning but suggests the strength of feeling of the speaker
  • Profanity or swear word, a word or expression that is strongly impolite or offensive

See also[edit]

  • Expletive infixation, morphological process of inserting expletive attributive or profanity into a word