AskDefine | Define swearing

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1 profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger; "expletives were deleted" [syn: curse, curse word, expletive, oath, swearword, cuss]
2 a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury [syn: oath]

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  1. present participle of swear

Extensive Definition

To swear may mean: See Profanity for more details

Synonyms, Antonyms 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, filthy language, foul language, imprecation, notarized statement, obscenity, profane swearing, profanity, ribaldry, scatology, statement under oath, strong language, sworn statement, sworn testimony, testimony, unparliamentary language, unrepeatable expressions, vile language, vouching, vulgar language
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