euphemistically

[ US /ˌjufəˈmɪstɪkɫi/ ]
[ UK /jˌuːfɪmˈɪstɪkli/ ]
ADVERB
  1. in a euphemistic manner
    his violent death was euphemistically referred to as a passing away
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How To Use euphemistically In A Sentence

  • 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:
  • Of course, this "defendant" hadn't, but there were people who were also in the business of "antiquities collecting" (as it is sometimes euphemistically referred to) who had, namely the unnamed eminence grise behind Michael Baigent's most recent and rather untypically somewhat lightweight, "The Jesus Papers" (Harper Collins, 2006). Robert Eisenman: The James Ossuary: Is It Authentic? (An Update)
  • In growing meekness Babbitt went on waiting till Hanson casually reappeared with a quart of gin — what is euphemistically known as a quart — in his disdainful long white hands. Babbit
  • It’s what the estate agent I rented it from euphemistically called a studio and what Mum and Dad unappealingly call a bedsit. Confetti Confidential
  • Euphemistically known as " legacy codes, " they were in fact far older . Mir.
  • This, it appears, may also extend to what is euphemistically known as 'manscaping'. Times, Sunday Times
  • And once the cards had been taken down from their strings and the tree lights well and truly entangled for next year, it was always a particular joy in the first days of January to wander up the garden path through the 'orchard' as we euphemistically called it, to take a look at a patch of earth under a stubborn old greengage tree. Aconite Acolyte
  • He should have been deemed (or 'sectioned' as they now euphemistically call it). On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...
  • 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
  • Both the Grace Lines and the International Mercantile Marine Company built large liners accommodating as many as 750 revelers strictly for what was euphemistically called “the intercoastal trade.” LAST CALL
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