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synonyms for euphemism

  • circumlocution
  • delicacy
  • floridness
  • grandiloquence
  • inflation
  • pomposity
  • pretense
  • purism
See also synonyms for: euphemisms
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How to use euphemism in a sentence

In 1924, a local meteorologist published a pamphlet titled “In the Zone of Filtered Sunshine” that touted the city’s “sunbreaks” — a euphemism for incessantly cloudy conditions — that helped keep summers cool and pleasant.
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You proposed to give us “some time,” a “pause” in our sweet courtship of almost two years, but I know well that this is the most common euphemism for not hurting the other person too much when you want to end a love relationship.
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People refer to its euphemism “accelerator” or “scientific internet surfing tool” otherwise.
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It’s the height of brand-as-euphemism—less about aspiration than sneaking unglamorous ideas into consumers’ heads with a friendly, accessible gloss.
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The dialogue in Made for Love is great—funny, distinctive and observant about the way tech euphemisms can invade the physical world and change the way we think.
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Even then, users can quickly learn to outwit the model by doing things like changing the wording of a post or replacing incendiary phrases with euphemisms, making their message illegible to the AI while still obvious to a human.
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Hammond said the phrase “not having a bed” was a euphemism for lacking enough nurses, respiratory therapists, perfusionists and doctors to care for patients who need intensive care.
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First, to increase domestic oil production and reduce dependence on “foreign oil,” a euphemism for imports from OPEC countries.
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As there are many Corsican policemen on the Continent they use this euphemism to designate the ignoble calling they follow.
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He reported having received information that Rosecrans was being reënforced, but in this again he may be suspected of a euphemism.
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO EUPHEMISM

  • beating around the bush
  • circumambages
  • diffuseness
  • discursiveness
  • euphemism
  • gassiness
  • indirectness
  • periphrase
  • periphrasis
  • pleonasm
  • prolixity
  • roundabout
  • tautology
  • verbal evasion
  • verbality
  • verbiage
  • wordiness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.