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Euphemism

Eu´phe`mism   Pronunciation: ū´fė`mĭz'm
n.1.(Rhet.) A figure in which a harsh or indelicate word or expression is softened; a way of describing an offensive thing by an inoffensive expression; a mild name for something disagreeable.
Noun1.euphemism - an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive
Antonyms:
dysphemism - an offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one; "his favorite dysphemism was to ask for axle grease when he wanted butter"
Gongorism, affectation, affectedness, amelioration, artfulness, artifice, artificiality, cushioning, elegance, euphuism, exquisiteness, formalism, formality, goody-goodness, goody-goodyism, hyperelegance, indirect, manneredness, mannerism, mild, mitigation, mollification, overelaboration, overelegance, overniceness, overpreciseness, overrefinement, pedantry, preciosity, preciousness, precisianism, pretentiousness, purism, substitution, unnaturalness, vague
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