Associations to the word «Swearing»


SWEARING, verb. Present participle of swear
SWEARING, noun. The act of swearing, or making an oath.
SWEARING IN, verb. Present participle of swear in

Dictionary definition

SWEARING, noun. Profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger; "expletives were deleted".
SWEARING, 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.

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.