euphemistic : Definition, Usages, News and More
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a substituting a mild term for a harsher or distasteful one
`peepee' is a common euphemistic term
Doors to university buildings were locked; handmade signs affixed to them were euphemistic: "Closed due to the incident.
Massage used to be practiced mostly at the social extremities, in the homes of the very wealthy or in seedy parlors where the handiwork was offered with euphemistic "happy endings.
And anyone who has sat through a fund-raising dinner is familiar with euphemistic schnorring like, "We're counting on you to show leadership.
Tom Trebelhorn in Baltimore Sun I was told it was an organizational change, the euphemistic way of saying, 'We don't have a real reason, but we're making a change.' But start reading the wire. There will be a lot of those,Trebelhorn said. "I wish there was one particular...
Stanley Tookie Williams in Black America Web I have to say that the word 'debriefing' is a euphemistic term for snitching,Williams said. "And my convictions won't allow that."
Richard Blumenthal in Hartford Courant I am not going to be polite or euphemistic,Blumenthal told the company's executives. "We have [here] a callous and cavalier disregard for consumers."