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Euphemism

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Noun

1. euphemism

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

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Euphemism

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noun
1. 
an inoffensive word or phrase substituted for one considered offensive or hurtful, esp one concerned with religion, sex, death, or excreta. Examples of euphemisms are sleep with for have sexual intercourse with; departed for dead; relieve oneself for urinate
2. 
the use of such inoffensive words or phrases

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Euphemism

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noun
1. 
the use of a word or phrase that is less expressive or direct but considered less distasteful, less offensive, etc. than another
2. 
a word or phrase so substituted (Ex.: remains for corpse)

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Euphemism

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n.
1. A mild, indirect, or vague term for one that is considered harsh, blunt, or offensive: "Euphemisms such as 'slumber room' ... abound in the funeral business" (Jessica Mitford).
2. The use of such terms: "Euphemism is common in hospital and medical facilities where bodily functions need to be discussed" (Diane F. Halpern).

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