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Origin of euphemism
OTHER WORDS FROM euphemism
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH euphemismeuphemism , euphuism
Words nearby euphemism
Example sentences from the Web for euphemism
It’s the height of brand-as-euphemism—less about aspiration than sneaking unglamorous ideas into consumers’ heads with a friendly, accessible gloss.
The dialogue in Made for Love is great—funny, distinctive and observant about the way tech euphemisms can invade the physical world and change the way we think.HBO Max's Offbeat Tech Satire Made for Love Goes Down Easy—Maybe Too Easy|Judy Berman|April 1, 2021|Time
Even then, users can quickly learn to outwit the model by doing things like changing the wording of a post or replacing incendiary phrases with euphemisms, making their message illegible to the AI while still obvious to a human.How Facebook got addicted to spreading misinformation|Karen Hao|March 11, 2021|MIT Technology Review
Hammond said the phrase “not having a bed” was a euphemism for lacking enough nurses, respiratory therapists, perfusionists and doctors to care for patients who need intensive care.
First, to increase domestic oil production and reduce dependence on “foreign oil,” a euphemism for imports from OPEC countries.The Trump administration opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil companies—but none may bite|By Scott L. Montgomery/The Conversation|August 26, 2020|Popular Science
The euphemism most commonly used by convicts for dying is to “be taken off the count.”
The euphemism of “collateral damage” comes with that package.Blood and War: The Hard Truth About ‘Boots on the Ground’|Clive Irving|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another week, another botched killing under the legal euphemism of capital punishment.
A commonly-used euphemism for this phenomenon is that the technology “is not yet mature.”NTSB Doesn’t Think the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Is Safe Enough to Fly|Clive Irving|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Babylon could be a euphemism for Rome or it could just be a metaphor for imagined exile.
As there are many Corsican policemen on the Continent they use this euphemism to designate the ignoble calling they follow.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
He reported having received information that Rosecrans was being reënforced, but in this again he may be suspected of a euphemism.Stone's River|Wilson J. Vance
For market competition (as already quoted) "is a euphemism for railroad policy."Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
She used terms regarding cathedrals and pictures for which boredom is the mildly polite euphemism.The Mountebank|William J. Locke
The suggestion of smallpox appears to be the same euphemism which was resorted to in the cases of other exalted personages.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)|Charles Creighton
British Dictionary definitions for euphemism
Derived forms of euphemismeuphemistic, adjectiveeuphemistically, adverb
Word Origin for euphemism
Cultural definitions for euphemism
An agreeable word or expression substituted for one that is potentially offensive, often having to do with bodily functions, sex, or death; for example, rest room for toilet, lady of the evening for prostitute. The Nazis used euphemism in referring to their plan to murder the world's Jews (see also Jews) as “the Final Solution.”