Definition of euphemistic in English:

euphemistic

Line breaks: eu¦phem|is¦tic
Pronunciation: /juːfɪˈmɪstɪk
 
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adjective

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.
Synonyms
polite, substitute, mild, understated, softened, indirect, neutral, evasive, diplomatic, coded, newspeak, vague, inoffensive, genteel

Derivatives

euphemistically

Pronunciation: /juːfɪˈmɪstɪk(ə)li/
adverb
More 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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