dysphemism

noun
dys·​phe·​mism | \ ˈdis-fə-ˌmi-zəm How to pronounce dysphemism (audio) \

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-​ˈmi-​stik How to pronounce dysphemistic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of dysphemism

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dysphemism

dys- + -phemism (in euphemism

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The first known use of dysphemism was in 1884

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