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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·mis′tic (-mĭs′tĭk) adj.
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|Adv.||1.||euphemistically - in a euphemistic manner; "his violent death was euphemistically referred to as a passing away"|
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euphemistically[ˌjuːfəˈmɪstɪkli] adv [call, describe] → par euphémisme
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euphemistically[ˌjuːfɪˈmɪstɪk/əlɪ] adv → eufemisticamente
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