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euphemism

noun

Synonyms of euphemism

a mild or pleasant word group of words that is used instead of one that is unpleasant or offensive
  • using "eliminate" as a euphemism for "kill"
  • She spoke in euphemisms when recounting the expletive-laden tirade.

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for euphemism

Antonyms & Near Antonyms for euphemism

  • dysphemism
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The first known use of euphemism was circa 1681

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“Euphemism.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/euphemism. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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