Definition of 'euphemism'
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Tax planning is a euphemism used by financial experts advising on legal ways to avoid tax. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It depends on the context and whether you can use a euphemism. Times, Sunday Times (2014)All the usual euphemisms for death only postpone the obvious question. Times, Sunday Times (2012)To speak of "profit centers" in a business as we are wont to do is polite euphemism. THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)To sit at my desk thinking up new euphemisms for erections is not my idea of a relaxing afternoon. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Not very, it seems; unless special is being used as a euphemism. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It's not that we skip over such stories, but that we tend to use euphemisms when telling them. Christianity Today (2000)
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Used Occasionally. euphemism is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'euphemism'
British English: euphemism NOUN
A euphemism is a polite word or expression that is used to refer to things which people may find upsetting or embarrassing to talk about.
The term 'early retirement' is nearly always a euphemism for redundancy nowadays.
Definition of euphemism from the Collins English Dictionary
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