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synonyms for euphemisms

  • circumlocution
  • delicacy
  • floridness
  • grandiloquence
  • inflation
  • pomposity
  • pretense
  • purism
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How to use euphemisms in a sentence

This is pretty strong; and "sophistry" and "time-serving" are only euphemisms for lying in preaching and practice.
FLOWERS OF FREETHOUGHTGEORGE W. FOOTE
Reference has been made to the euphemisms in use among all peoples to avoid pronouncing the name of the devil.
BRITISH GOBLINSWIRT SIKES
A bull or boar is not to be mentioned as such in mixed company, but male-brute and male-hog are used as euphemisms.
OUR SOUTHERN HIGHLANDERSHORACE KEPHART
O no, Adam; we'd look out all the most graceful euphemisms in the newspapers, and we wouldn't hurt the feelings of a spider.
THE MARCH FAMILY TRILOGY, COMPLETEWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
Hence we find such expressions as 'to go to lodge with Othin' or 'to go to Valhalla' used as euphemisms for 'to be killed.'
THE HEROIC AGEH. MUNRO CHADWICK
The euphemisms under which the ransom was disguised deceived no one unless it were the Chinese themselves.
THE ENGLISHMAN IN CHINA DURING THE VICTORIAN ERA, VOL. II (OF 2)ALEXANDER MICHIE
The passage of the notorious Comstock Postal Act, in 1873, greatly stimulated the search for euphemisms.
THE AMERICAN LANGUAGEHENRY L. MENCKEN
He rejected all the glozing euphemisms which had lulled the House of Lords.
FIFTEEN CHAPTERS OF AUTOBIOGRAPHYGEORGE WILLIAM ERSKINE RUSSELL
It should be added that euphemisms for menstruation are not confined to Europe, and are found among savages.
STUDIES IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX, VOLUME 1 (OF 6)HAVELOCK ELLIS
He wondered if he could soften the news, but it did not lend itself to euphemisms.
CYNTHIALEONARD MERRICK
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