dysphemism

noun
dys·​phe·​mism | \ˈdis-fə-ˌmi-zəm \

Definition of dysphemism 

: the substitution of a disagreeable, offensive, or disparaging expression for an agreeable or inoffensive one also : an expression so substituted

Other Words from dysphemism

dysphemistic \ˌdis-​fə-​ˈmis-​tik \ adjective

First Known Use of dysphemism

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dysphemism

dys- + -phemism (as in euphemism)

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