HyperDic: euphemism

English > 1 sense of the word euphemism:
NOUNcommunicationeuphemisman inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
euphemism > pronunciation
Soundsyuw'fahmih.zahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > euphemism: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh.
Broadersaying, expression, locutionA word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
OppositedysphemismAn offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one
Usageasleep, at peace, at rest, deceased, departed, gonedead
bowel movement, movement, bmA euphemism for defecation
collateral damage(euphemism) inadvertent casualties and destruction inflicted on civilians in the course of military operations
leak, wetting, making water, passing waterA euphemism for urination
neutralization, neutralisation(euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation)
passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, releaseeuphemistic expressions for death
sanitation departmentThe department of local government responsible for collecting and disposing of garbage
Spanisheufemismo
Catalaneufemisme
Adjectiveseuphemisticsubstituting a mild term for a harsher or distasteful one
Verbseuphemizerefer to something with a euphemism

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