euphemistically euphemistically  /ˌ ju fə ˈmɪ stɪk li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a euphemistic manner

Usage(s):

  1. But in what is euphemistically called the developing world, millions still die from it every year, and only 300,000 were being treated as of 2003.
  2. Secaucus, at the heart of a vast trash-filled marsh known, euphemistically, as the Meadows, is bounded by the ever dirty Hackensack River and two sloughy creeks.

News

  • Google Reader Is Dead

    As announced in March to the exaggerated dismay of a vocal, select few , Google's RSS reader will euphemistically "retire" today, going the way of Google Buzz and Google Wave. "While the product has a loyal following," the company explained, "over the years usage has declined."
    on July 1, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

Quotes

  1. "We've done what are euphemistically called hostile situations," Sorrell says. "It is very interesting. Was it Jimmy Goldsmith [the late financier] who said there is no such thing as a hostile takeover? There isn't really. It is hostile to...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Martin Sorrell Source: The Guardian

  2. "Despite the rhetoric, the reality is this proposal passes billions of dollars of higher health care costs on to American families and individuals through higher taxes, euphemistically called 'fees,' on insurers, labs and medical device...
    on Oct 1, 2009 By: Pat Roberts Source: Kansas City Star

  3. "The G-20, and prior to that the G-8, whatever the G was, bought into what was euphemistically called the Washington consensus of deregulation, laissez-faire economics and I think that was the foundation of the economic collapse," Mr. Gerard...
    on Jun 30, 2009 By: Leo W Gerard Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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