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Definition of Euphemism

Euphemism

  1. A figure in which a harts or indelicate word or expression is softened; a way of describing an offensive thing by an inoffensive expression; a mild name for something disagreeable.

Euphemism Quotations

Euphemism is a human device to conceal the horrors of reality.
Paul Johnson

Once one understands that 'racial tensions' is a euphemism for a black animosity toward whites and a left-wing construct, one begins to understand why the election of a black president has had no impact on most blacks or on the left.
Dennis Prager

Asymmetrical warfare is a euphemism for terrorism, just like collateral damage is a euphemism for killing innocent civilians.
Alan Dershowitz

I've never been a fan of euphemism.
Jo Brand

Patrimonial capitalism's legacy is that many people see reform as a euphemism for corruption and self-dealing.
James Surowiecki
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Euphemism Translations

euphemism in German is Euphemismus
euphemism in Italian is eufemismo
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