euphemism

Part of speech:

Euphemistic.

Part of speech: noun

A mild expression for something disagreeable.

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Usage examples "euphemism":

  1. Meanwhile what becomes of the " Survival of the Fittest", which is only a euphemism for the strangling of the feeble by the strong? - "At the Mercy of Tiberius", August Evans Wilson.
  2. Seeing him thus quadrupedal in the grass, the priest raised his eyebrows rather sadly; and for the first time guessed that " fancies things" might be an euphemism. - "The Wisdom of Father Brown", G. K. Chesterton.
  3. My physicians used the polite euphemism of " cerebral congestion" to describe my state which, in reality, was one of temporary insanity, and it seemed almost hopeless that I should ever recover my health and poise. - "Quit Your Worrying!", George Wharton James.