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1. curse, curse word, cuss, expletive, oath, swearing, swearword

profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

Example Sentences:
'expletives were deleted'

2. oath, swearing

a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury

3. oath

a solemn promise, usually invoking a divine witness, regarding your future acts or behavior

Example Sentences:
'they took an oath of allegiance'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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nounWord forms: plural oaths (əʊðz )
a solemn pronouncement to affirm the truth of a statement or to pledge a person to some course of action, often involving a sacred being or object as witness
▶ Related adjective: juratory
the form of such a pronouncement
an irreverent or blasphemous expression, esp one involving the name of a deity; curse
4.  on oath
5.  take an oath
6.  bloody oath!

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nounWord forms: plural oaths (oʊðz ; ōthz; oʊθs ; ōt hs)
a ritualistic declaration, typically based on an appeal to God or a god or to some revered person or object, that one will speak the truth, keep a promise, remain faithful, etc.
the ritual form used in making such a declaration
the thing promised or declared in this way
the irreverent or profane use of the name of God or of a sacred thing to express anger or emphasize a statement
a swearword; curse

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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n. pl. oaths (ōthz, ōths)
a. A solemn, formal declaration or promise to fulfill a pledge, often calling on God, a god, or a sacred object as witness.
b. The words or formula of such a declaration or promise.
c. Something declared or promised.
2. An irreverent or blasphemous use of the name of God or something held sacred.
3. An imprecation; a curse.

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