euphemistic

[ UK /jˌuːfɪmˈɪstɪk/ ]
[ US /ˌjufəˈmɪstɪk/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. of or the nature of euphemism
    `peepee' is a common euphemistic term
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How To Use euphemistic In A Sentence

  • It was certainly used euphemistically in Chile, Argentina and the rest for people about whose fate there could be little doubt, but linguistically it was above reproach just as, for example, El accidente ocurrido ayer means The accident that happened yesterday. 16 posts from March 2010
  • That search, which Corto knows is fruitless, reconciles the sublimation of the motivating object with the euphemistic cynicism of a horizontal and not ascensional awareness of the journey.
  • The derivation I heard was that in early Israeli slang the word zanav, ‘tail’, was used for penis, and when that started to seem too improper, the first letter of the word, zayin, was euphemistically substituted for it, which in due course has become the only colloquial word for it (with no trace of this sense remaining inzanav). The Volokh Conspiracy » Massad Defends Himself:
  • And that's not just a euphemistic way of saying 'unambitious'; in fact, they're more sweeping than any President has proposed in a generation. Obama Advisers: He's Not Moving To The Center
  • The film focuses on two borstal ‘trainees’ - a euphemistic term for inmates - with differing approaches to beating the system.
  • But to many the biggest worry was the ramming through parliament last month of a bill to allow for Self-Defence Forces - an increasingly euphemistic title - to be sent overseas.
  • I take it you are referring to food and not being euphemistic ? TICKLED PINK
  • It certainly sounds like good news that the administration has finally deigned to let FISA courts play their legally mandated oversight role, putting an end to the extralegal enterprise euphemistically (and question-beggingly) dubbed the Terrorist Surveillance Program. Slightly-Less-Illegal Wiretaps
  • Instead, they excel in what might euphemistically be termed "down-market entertainment"—beauty contests, sensationalism, pop stars and their scandals and consumerism. China's Cultural Devolution
  • Replacing sajdah (a foreign term) with the euphemistic "prostration" (a limited but acceptable Catholic concept) is a fraudulent attempt to convince well-meaning Catholics that an alien religious practice has disciplinary merit. Archive 2008-05-01
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