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Origin of euphemism
OTHER WORDS FROM euphemism
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH euphemismeuphemism , euphuism.
Example sentences from the Web for euphemism
This is comedy based on a cold humor, detached, euphemistic, devoid of any generosity.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“ADD [Attention Deficit Disorder] is just a euphemistic way of saying, ‘I have limits,’” Brown writes.
Take it from Ben Bernanke, who keeps begging Congress (in that euphemistic Fed-speak way) to do something to help the economy.
Nowhere does this report, even in the most euphemistic terms possible, discuss the rage problem.
These, therefore, have been the fruits of the system called ‘land purchase’ with euphemistic falsehood.Present Irish Questions|William O'Connor Morris
Impatience with abstract or euphemistic definitions should not blind us to the truth.The Approach to Philosophy|Ralph Barton Perry
(Compare Matthew 5:21 f.) The euphemistic phrase of James is emphatic by its very mildness.Studies in the Epistle of James|A. T. Robertson
It is said that on this occasion they were first called Eumenides (“the kindly”), a euphemistic variant of their real name.
They trace their origin to the same source whence come the notions of propitiating the fairies by euphemistic names.British Goblins|Wirt Sikes
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.”