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euphemisms

noun
plural of euphemism

Synonyms of euphemisms

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 euphemisms

Antonyms & Near Antonyms for euphemisms

  • dysphemisms
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“Euphemisms.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/euphemisms. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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