Euphemism Double click on any word to get a popup explanation of the word and sample sentences
an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive
Euphemism Sample Sentences in News
- The euphemism imperative
Barack Obama was proud to become the first sitting president to address Planned Parenthood the other day. But not proud enough to utter the word “abortion.” The right to abortion is the sneakiest, most shamefaced of all American rights. It hides behind evasion and euphemism and cant. So President Obama... Read more on this news related to 'Euphemism'
- The 10 most scandalous euphemisms
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- Demised: HSBC's new euphemism for sacking people
The bank is getting rid of more than 3,000 jobs, and it doesn't even have the decency to use plain English Age: Old. Derived from the Latin mittere , via the Middle French demise . Appearance: A P45, a pink slip or an empty desk. AKA: Surplussed, furloughed, unassigned, retrenched, realigned, dehired. Demised is a euphemism then? Yes. For fired. Who's been Read more on this news related to 'Euphemism'