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Syllabification: eu·phe·mis·tic
Pronunciation: /ˌyo͞ofəˈmistik

Definition of euphemistic in English:


Using or of the nature of a euphemism: the euphemistic terms she uses to describe her relationships
More example sentences
  • Texas's interest in § 21.06 could be recast in similarly euphemistic terms: ‘preserving the traditional sexual mores of our society.’
  • Coercion and ‘rationality’ went together: hence the euphemistic term ‘command economy.’
  • Germany and the USA would have solved their differences in private, and in euphemistic, polite language.
polite, substitute, mild, understated, indirect, neutral, evasive;
diplomatic, inoffensive, genteel;



Pronunciation: /-(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • Something is euphemistically being violated or destroyed: the integrity of the subject's body; his or her mental composure or sense of security; moral or ethical codes.
  • Now, that also happens outside China and is euphemistically called a ‘technical correction’ by experts who have to explain an earlier too optimistic approach of the market.
  • The cover story actually prompted me to write a cranky letter to the editor, decrying the way the article waxes euphemistically about US military combat uniforms and helmets.

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