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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In manner using an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive .

Usage examples (37)
  • His violent death was euphemistically referred to as a passing away
  • Noun : "To pass away" is a euphemism for "to die."
  • So we'll use the word euphemistically and mock them with our scare quotes.
  • I note that some reports spelled the word euphemistically as "cajones", which preserves the colloquial meaning but not the literal one. for more
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