swearing

Definitions of swearing
  1. noun
    profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    synonyms: curse, curse word, cuss, expletive, oath, swearword
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    type of:
    profanity
    vulgar or irreverent speech or action
  2. noun
    a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
    synonyms: oath
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    type of:
    commitment, dedication
    a message that makes a pledge
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