swearing

Primary Meanings of swearing

1.
n
profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
2.
n
a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
Full Definitions of swearing
1

n profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

Synonyms:
curse, curse word, cuss, expletive, oath, swearword
Type of:
profanity
vulgar or irreverent speech or action
2

n 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
Type of:
commitment, dedication
a message that makes a pledge

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