What does swearing mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curse, curse word, expletive, oath, swearing, swearword, cussnoun

    profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

    "expletives were deleted"

  2. oath, swearingnoun

    a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury


  1. swearing

    Swearing refers to the use of offensive, vulgar, or obscene language as a form of expression. It also indicates making a solemn promise or taking an oath about something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swearing

    of Swear

  2. Swearing

    a. & n. from Swear, v

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. swearing

    A vulgar and most irrational vice, which happily is fast going out. Habitual swearing was usually typical of a bad officer. It may have originated in the custom too often demanded by law, of solemn asseverations on frivolous subjects.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swearing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swearing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of swearing in a Sentence

  1. Chris Swallow:

    We then discovered that she had a bit of a foul mouth and kept swearing, much to our amusement.

  2. John McCain:

    I think the best thing to do is evaluate it on Inauguration Day, you're going to have between the election and the Jan. 20 swearing-in to evaluate whether they have adhered to it and make a judgment then. But I think it's a very bad agreement.

  3. L?Estrange:

    There are braying men in the world as well as braying asses; for what?s loud and senseless talking, huffing, and swearing any other than a more fashionable way of braying?

  4. Michael Wood:

    It may be controversial but only if you simply extract the swearing and drugs and stuff from the context, it could well be that it's not so controversial.

  5. White House:

    I've known her for many, many years -- got to see her just a few weeks ago here at the swearing-in of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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