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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

The language of the younger generation has the brutality of the city and an assertion of threatening power at hand, not to come. It is military, theatrical, and at its most coherent probably a lasting repudiation of empty courtesy and bureaucratic euphemism.
Elizabeth Hardwick

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

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

'Women's fashion' is a euphemism for fashion created by men for women.
Andrea Dworkin

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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