What is another word for swear word?

Pronunciation: [swˈe͡ə wˈɜːd] (IPA)

The term "swear word" can be replaced by a variety of synonyms depending on the context. Some common alternatives include profanity, expletive, curse word, obscenity, vulgarity, foul language, and cuss word. Each term has slightly different connotations and may be more or less appropriate depending on the situation. While these words are often considered taboo in polite conversation, there are times when they may be used for emphasis or dramatic effect. It's important to consider the audience and setting before using any type of strong language, and to always prioritize respectful communication.

Synonyms for Swear word:

What are the hypernyms for Swear word?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with Swear word

  • In fact, my son learned his first swear word from E.T. at age five. The way I look at it, E.T. stole a bit of my son's childhood.
    John Ratzenberger
  • With schools turning out more runners, jumpers, racers, tinkerers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and swimmers instead of examiners, critics, knowers, and imaginative creators, the word "intellectual," of course, became the swear word it deserved to be.
    Ray Bradbury
  • The whole business of swearing, especially English swearing, is mysterious. Of its very nature swearing is as irrational as magic-- indeed, it is a species of magic. But there is also a paradox about it, namely this: Our intention in swearing is to shock and wound, which we do by mentioning something that should be kept secret--usually something to do with the sexual functions. But the strange thing is that when a word is well established as a swear word, it seems to lose its original meaning; that is, it loses the thing that made it into a swear word. A word becomes an oath because it means a certain thing, and, because it has become an oath, it ceases to mean that thing.
    George Orwell

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