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euphemistic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Linguistics
euphemisticeu‧phe‧mis‧tic /ˌjuːfəˈmɪstɪk◂/ adjective  SLPOLITEeuphemistic language uses polite words and expressions to avoid shocking or upsetting peopleeuphemistically /-kli/ adverb
Examples from the Corpus
euphemisticNeutral, euphemistic, alliterative, you distanced yourself from the idea of neighbours killing each other.All is euphemistic denial of the one fact of both.Simon's euphemistic descriptions of wartime crimes have been heavily criticized.Yet other occupations that upgraded themselves in the past enjoy euphemistic names that are no longer questioned.In the past, reasons for changing clubs have been couched in euphemistic terms, such as the need for a fresh challenge.
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