as in curse
a disrespectful or indecent word or expression unleashed a slew of expletives upon losing the tennis match

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“Expletive.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/expletive. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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