Etymology
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swearing (n.)

"utterance of profane language," mid-14c., verbal noun from swear (v.).

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Definitions of swearing

swearing (n.)
profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger;
Synonyms: curse / curse word / expletive / oath / swearword / cuss
swearing (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
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