Definition of euphemistic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌyo͞ofəˈmistik/


Using or of the nature of a euphemism: the euphemistic terms she uses to describe her relationships
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  • 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;

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Syllabification: eu·phe·mis·tic

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