euphemism

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Pronunciation[change]

  • enPR: yoo͞'fə-mĭz"(ə)m, IPA: /ˈjuː.fəˌmɪ.z(ə)m/
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Noun[change]

Singular
euphemism

Plural
euphemisms

  1. (uncountable) Euphemism is the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt.
  2. (countable) An euphemism is a word or a phrase used to replace another to make it less offensive.
    "To pass away” is a euphemism for "to die".