Definition Of euphemisms


a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.

“downsizing” as a euphemism for cuts

Example Of euphemisms

  • A simple chat with her could be downright frustrating when she didn't understand half of the euphemisms being used.

  • As a practical matter, the current legal regime substitutes palliative euphemisms for useful controls on police discretion.

  • As I remember, it was shortly after the word gay became the euphemism for homosexual.

  • “downsizing” as a euphemism for cuts

  • “downsizing” as a euphemism for cuts

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