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4.
The study of the meaning of words.

Often misused when quibbling about something someone said. In that context, the statement "That's only semantics" would be more aptly phrased as "You're just 'splitting hairs on word meanings."
Often used within the phrase "That's only semantics":
-- as a blanket repudiation of precise communication.

-- by persons advocating 'subjective feelings' over 'objective description' as a mainstay of communication.

The very concept of semantics is frequently disparaged by wishy-washy passive-aggressives who refuse to be accountable for their careless use of language or their deplorable lack of education.

Skater-boy was too lazy to choose his words carefully, unaware that without semantics, even his street drivel would be incomprehensible.
by wclay1 September 01, 2009
 
1.
The main purpose for internet forums.
The study of discussing the meaning/interpretation of words or groups of words within a certain context; usually in order to win some form of argument.
Now come on, let's not get bogged down in semantics.
by molecule802.11 April 05, 2009
 
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My understanding of the term "semantics" is that words can be manipulated to influence human thought and action. Mr. George Orwell had a good grasp of the concept, for example "Newspeak". Please look up "semantics" in a dictionary for a more professional definition.
An example of the use of semantics is: "Foetus" as compared to "unborn child".
by Friend of Tell March 06, 2009
 
3.
A stupid part of the english language in which people actually argue the meaning of words. As if I want to argue with you about what the damn word means to you. Go fuck yourselves you self absorbed bastards
I'm not going to argue semantics with a jerk off like you.
by Josh Mcenroe July 12, 2004
 
5.
When your male partner gets all romantic with his semen.
It's so semantic when my boyfriend gives me a pearl necklace.
by geneyes May 23, 2009
 
6.
If it walks like a fish and it barks like a fish, then it's a fish.
Amanda Mercedes C: You're such a fucking narcissist.
Dan: That's only semantics, miss lady. You should just call me a bastard.
Amanda: Piglet.
 
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It means "Them Antics" but it sounds like a French guy is saying it so he says sem antics.
You are talkative of penis bathouse fuckwash because of previously using dirty semantics that are still believed by you you porno fuckwash.
by Nick's Fix May 10, 2008