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What (who) is euphemistic - definition

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  • ''[[Negro]]'' is an example of a once-innocuous euphemism that has become outdated and offensive.
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Euphemistic language uses polite, pleasant, or neutral words and expressions to refer to things which people may find unpleasant, upsetting, or embarrassing to talk about, for example sex, the human body, or death.
...a euphemistic way of saying that someone has been lying.
ADJ: usu ADJ n
...political prisons, called euphemistically 're-education camps'.
ADV: ADV with v
·adj ·Alt. of Euphemistical.



A euphemism () is an innocuous word or expression used in place of one that is deemed offensive or suggests something unpleasant. Some euphemisms are intended to amuse, while others use bland, inoffensive terms for concepts that the user wishes to downplay. Euphemisms may be used to mask profanity or refer to topics some consider taboo such as disability, sex, excretion, or death in a polite way.

Pronunciation examples for euphemistic
1. And that's sort of a euphemistic thing,
The Sentient Machine _ Amir Husain _ Talks at Google
2. so I probably need to be a bit euphemistic here.
Herding Hemingway's Cats _ Kat Arney _ Talks at Google
3. which is the least euphemistic term I've ever heard.
4. so that's a "stress position", quote end quote, in the euphemistic language.
State of Exception _ Mark Danner _ Talks at Google
5. >> So mainly thinking of something else, there is the opposite effect of euphemistic decay
The Stuff of Thought _ Steven Pinker _ Talks at Google
Examples of use of euphemistic
1. And no amount of euphemistic verbalization can conceal that fact.
2. With exceptions such as Coburn, the politicians left most of the hysteria to interest groups and resorted to euphemistic talk.
3. He could, as IIEDs director Camilla Toulmin recalls, cut through all the euphemistic and aspirational crap that a lot of us talk.
4. If Putin stays on for a third term –– which is a euphemistic way of saying "for life"–– it will represent a violation of the Constitution.
5. Euphemistic references to the brutal Nazi occupation of Poland littered the international media, while German commentators tiptoed round the tender issue of overt patriotism as the game approached.