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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any artificially elegant style of language.

Usage examples (27)
  • Al – Saj’a, the fine style or style fleuri, also termed Al – Badí‘a, or euphuism, is the basis of all
  • | possibility that "euphuism" should have been used, rather |
  • (1600-1700) in which it flourished, and that bore in England the name of "euphuism".
  • The meddling with Iran -- meddling is actually a euphuism. for more
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  • The queen spoke with royal "euphuism" (an affected, artificial elegance) but used a "euphemism" (an agreeable word or phrase used in place of one considered offensive or distasteful) to describe her predicament.
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