Definition

euphemistic

eu·phe·mism (y

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Deff

Def-m

Defz

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Defm) n. The act or an example of substituting a mild, indirect, or vague term for one considered harsh, blunt, or offensive: "Euphemisms such as 'slumber room' . . . abound in the funeral business" (Jessica Mitford).
[Greek euph

Defmismos
, from euph

Defmizein
, to use auspicious words, from euph

Defmi

Def
, use of auspicious words : eu-, eu- + ph

Defm

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, speech; see bh

Def-
in Indo-European roots.]

eu

Defphe·mist n.eu

Defphe·mis

Deftic (-m

Defs

Deft

Defk) adj.eu

Defphe·mis

Defti·cal·ly adv.