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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

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

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

Cloud computing is a great euphemism for centralization of computer services under one server.
Evgeny Morozov

Negotiations are a euphemism for capitulation if the shadow of power is not cast across the bargaining table.
George Schultz

Sleeping together is a euphemism for people, but tantamount to marriage with cats.
Marge Piercy
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Euphemism Translations

euphemism in German is Euphemismus
euphemism in Italian is eufemismo
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