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euphemism

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  • n  an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh

  • Whenever England and Australia play no quarter is given or taken; friendly match is an euphemism for a pitched battle.
  • Intelligent design was indeed a euphemism specially intended to get around judges.
  • By 1940, he had been married three times, had had countless affairs ("recharging my batteries" was his euphemism for philandering) and had sired three children, the youngest of .
News & Articles

  • Thanks To Michael Douglas, Megyn Kelly Just Spent 5 Awkward Minutes Talking About Cunnilingus On Fox
    Certain sexual activity down south in Rio.That's the euphemism Fox's Megyn Kelly chose this afternoon during a segment about HPV and the surprising way actor Michael Douglas claimed he contracted throat cancer . Kelly struggled a bit through the uncomfortable daytime discussion finding various ways to describe the act of oral sex on a woman without actually saying the words.
    June 5, 2013 - Mediaite
Quotes

  • Kelly Brownell in Forbes
    I think 'Small Steps' is a euphemism for small vision,said Kelly Brownell, director of Yale University's Center for Eating and Weight Disorders.
  • Rachel Maddow in FOXNews
    Pat's culture war speech at the Republican convention hit me right between the eyes,said Maddow, MSNBC's new star and a lesbian. "He was, without euphemism, declaring that my own country was at war with me. I get it intellectually and...
  • Jean Todt in Reuters UK
    We expected a tough race, but given the outcome that was just a euphemism,said team principal Jean Todt in a statement.

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