euphemistic

[ yoo-fuh-miz-uh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF euphemistic
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The euphemistic plural disappeared at the first syllable from Blanche.

Rakshas means protector, and is, probably, an euphemistic term.

They give it euphemistic and deceitful names—auburn, bronze, Titian.

We may note here the euphemistic tendency to call powerful spirits by propitiatory names.

I do not think this is a euphemistic way of saying he had a good opinion of himself.

Their retreat, said Reuter, in a euphemistic message from Rome, was "attended by some loss."

It is not quite certain that it may not have been through some euphemistic process that Fire-worship arose in Persia.

(Compare Matthew 5:21 f.) The euphemistic phrase of James is emphatic by its very mildness.

Each of these phrases is the euphemistic equivalent of jao, that is, 'go away, (and stay there).'

But this is the usual attitude of the folk towards the "Good People," as indeed their euphemistic name really implies.

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