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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - To express by referring to something with a polite, tactful, or less explicit term used to avoid the direct naming of an unpleasant, painful, or frightening reality.

Usage examples (30)
  • Would you and your compatriots kindly stop trying to euphemize the issue?
  • When we euphemize, we generalize, we profile, we stereotype, and we assume that all of "them" are one.
  • Usually they euphemize it to death with “mendacity”, “mislead”, “not forthright”…yada, yada.
  • With advertising down and with cost-cutting, we're all facing what financial types euphemize as "downward pressure." for more
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