Swearing
Swearing Swear"ing, a. & n. from {Swear}, v. [1913 Webster]

Idle swearing is a cursedness. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • swearing — index adjuration, affirmation, attestation, averment, avouchment, blasphemy, certification (attested copy), confirmation …   Law dictionary

  • swearing — *blasphemy, profanity, cursing …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • swearing — [n] foul language bad language*, blasphemy, cursing, cuss*, cussing*, dirty language*, dirty name*, dirty talk*, dirty word*, execration, expletives, four letter word*, imprecation, malediction, no no*, profanity, swearword; concepts 54,276,278 …   New thesaurus

  • Swearing — Swear Swear, v. i. [imp. {Swore}, formerly {Sware}; p. p. {Sworn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swearing}.] [OE. swerien, AS. swerian; akin to D. zweren, OS. swerian, OHG. swerien, G. schw[ o]ren, Icel. sverja, Sw. sv[ a]rja, Dan. sv[ae]rge, Icel. & Sw.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swearing — Synonyms and related words: affidavit, affirmation, attestation, bad language, billingsgate, blue language, certification, colorful language, cursing, cussing, deposition, dirty language, dirty talk, dysphemism, evil speaking, execration, filth,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • swearing — noun they had to bleep out all the swearing Syn: bad language, strong language, cursing, blaspheming, blasphemy; profanities, obscenities, curses, oaths, expletives, swear words; informal cussing, four letter words; formal imprecation …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • Swearing — To swear may mean: *to utter an oath *to utter profanity See Profanity for more detailsit means bad words like fuck u …   Wikipedia

  • swearing — ➡ swear words * * * …   Universalium

  • swearing — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. cursing, profanity, blaspheming; see blasphemy , curse 1 . See Synonym Study at blasphemy . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. cussing, cursing, foul language, bad language, four letter words, obscenities, expletives,… …   English dictionary for students

  • swearing — swear·ing || swerɪŋ / sweÉ™ n. profanity, cursing; taking of an oath swer /sweÉ™ n. pledge, vow; curse, obscene language v. pledge, vow, solemnly promise; curse, use obscene language; testify under oath (Law); bind by an oath …   English contemporary dictionary

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