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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Describing through the use of polite words and expressions to avoid shocking or upsetting people

Usage examples (36)
  • The senator used many euphemistic terms to describe the tougher laws.
  • `peepee' is a common euphemistic term
  • The administration sought to justify the unjustifiable by coining the euphemistic doublespeak of "roughing up".
  • Steve: It is hardly "euphemistic" to describe me as being in the mineral exploration business. for more
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