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eu·phe·mism

 (yo͞o′fə-mĭz′əm)
n.
1. A mild, indirect, or vague term for one that is considered harsh, blunt, or offensive: "Euphemisms such as 'slumber room' ... abound in the funeral business" (Jessica Mitford).
2. The use of such terms: "Euphemism is common in hospital and medical facilities where bodily functions need to be discussed" (Diane F. Halpern).

[Greek euphēmismos, from euphēmizein, to use auspicious words, from euphēmiā, use of auspicious words : eu-, eu- + phēmē, speech; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]

eu′phe·mist n.
eu′phe·mis′tic (-mĭs′tĭk) adj.
eu′phe·mis′ti·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.euphemistically - in a euphemistic manner; "his violent death was euphemistically referred to as a passing away"
Translations

euphemistically

[ˌjuːfəˈmɪstɪkli] adv [call, describe] → par euphémisme

euphemistically

adveuphemistisch, verhüllend; to be euphemistically described/known as …beschönigend als … bezeichnet werden/bekannt sein

euphemistically

[ˌjuːfɪˈmɪstɪklɪ] adveufemisticamente
References in classic literature ?
To be plain, I had endured what is euphemistically called "disappointment" already; and, not being a complete coxcomb, I had no intention of courting a second.
Then there's the boss's daughter, Amanda, who's in charge of the ice show and whose temper is euphemistically referred to as "assertive".
We respect the ruling by the Constitutional Court that it is unconstitutional for the South Korean government to make no specific efforts to resolve a dispute with Japan over the compensation for the former sex slaves euphemistically called 'comfort women,''' the official was quoted as saying, referring to a recent landmark court ruling.
Word reaches me of what is euphemistically termed a "full and frank" exchange between Respect's leading lights.
There is an inherent dishonesty on the part of those who propose faith- based funding, as this assault upon separation of church and state - and the use of our tax dollars to support someone else's religion - is euphemistically called.
OK, so he's not in main street, but nip outside the main park to the euphemistically named Disney village and there among the shops Westgate spotted one of those little rides you normally encounter outside Tesco's.
Japan came under fire from resolutions passed last year by the United States and European Union calling on Tokyo to own up to its wartime military brothel program that allegedly forced hundreds of thousands of women to become prostitutes, euphemistically referred to as ''comfort women'' in Japan.
AS I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, this weekend will witness two important events in the campaign to close Dungavel Jail, euphemistically referred to by Scotland's ministers as a detention centre'.
Sweet Joni from Saskatchewan,'' as Neil Young called her in an unreleased song, grew up a recluse, had a youthful romantic life euphemistically described as ``difficult,'' yet managed to become a star via her intimate songwriting.
The cenotaph also includes inscriptions in Japanese, Korean and Chinese -- the languages of the countries from which the women, euphemistically called ''comfort women'' in Japan, were taken.
So last week, the two Democrats came up with a compromise: No one would raise what's euphemistically called the ``Vehicle License Fee.
He said: "I think it's sex-ist that men can see what is euphemistically described as a front bottom, or a back bottom, or any of a woman's sexual organs in the right context, but you can't show a man in a state of arousal.