Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


He wondered if he could soften the news, but it did not lend itself to euphemisms.

Such offences have gathered a whole throng of euphemisms about them.

At the same time he was not inclined to any euphemisms that would seem to bring Felix into the lists with himself.

These euphemisms are the soul of the English language, the outcome of the cool British temperament.

Cunningham suggests that "wise" was "one of the thousand and one euphemisms for 'inebriated.'"

The study of euphemisms can teach us much about men's thoughts and manners in the past and the present.

She wrote her name, and Mr. Casey's name, and could find no scope for euphemisms regarding the nature of the interview she sought.

This is pretty strong; and "sophistry" and "time-serving" are only euphemisms for lying in preaching and practice.

It should be added that euphemisms for menstruation are not confined to Europe, and are found among savages.

Reference has been made to the euphemisms in use among all peoples to avoid pronouncing the name of the devil.