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synonyms for euphemistic

  • inoffensive
  • affected
  • delicate
  • euphemious
  • extenuative
  • figurative
  • indirect
  • metaphorical
  • mild
  • refined
  • softened
  • vague
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How to use euphemistic in a sentence

We may note here the euphemistic tendency to call powerful spirits by propitiatory names.
THE SOURCES AND ANALOGUES OF 'A MIDSUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM'COMPILED BY FRANK SIDGWICK
But this is the usual attitude of the folk towards the "Good People," as indeed their euphemistic name really implies.
MORE ENGLISH FAIRY TALESVARIOUS
It is said that on this occasion they were first called Eumenides (“the kindly”), a euphemistic variant of their real name.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 7VARIOUS
The Pioneer was as euphemistic in speaking of death as was the Greek or Roman of classic times.
THE LIFE OF BRET HARTEHENRY CHILDS MERWIN
They trace their origin to the same source whence come the notions of propitiating the fairies by euphemistic names.
BRITISH GOBLINSWIRT SIKES
These, therefore, have been the fruits of the system called ‘land purchase’ with euphemistic falsehood.
PRESENT IRISH QUESTIONSWILLIAM O'CONNOR MORRIS
The degeneration of an adjective is sometimes due to its employment for euphemistic purposes.
THE ROMANCE OF WORDS (4TH ED.)ERNEST WEEKLEY
Now fanciful and euphemistic with these, he is, as soon as occasion calls for plainer statement, clear and simple in expression.
CHARLES LAMBWALTER JERROLD
Such euphemistic written forms as damphool and damfino are also far more common in this country.
THE AMERICAN LANGUAGEHENRY L. MENCKEN
Your true Bohemian always calls himself by some euphemistic name.
JERSEY STREET AND JERSEY LANEH. C. BUNNER
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WORDS RELATED TO EUPHEMISTIC

  • aureate
  • baroque
  • bombastic
  • declamatory
  • diffuse
  • embellished
  • euphemistic
  • euphuistic
  • fancy
  • figurative
  • florid
  • grandiloquent
  • high-flown
  • magniloquent
  • ornamented
  • overwrought
  • prolix
  • purple
  • redundant
  • rhetorical
  • rococo
  • sonorous
  • swollen
  • verbose
  • windy
  • wordy
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