from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to or characterized by euphemism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Pertaining to euphemism; containing a euphemism; softened in expression.
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- adjective of or pertaining to
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective substituting a mild term for a harsher or distasteful one
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The administration sought to justify the unjustifiable by coining the euphemistic doublespeak of "roughing up".
Steve: It is hardly "euphemistic" to describe me as being in the mineral exploration business.
Now Mike Walker has the whole story, and it turns out that "inappropriate gestures" was some kind of euphemistic code for groping the caboose of every woman in the club:
That's why abortion supporters have to use all kind of euphemistic language to speak about abortion.
EH: Just to assuage my concerns regarding a possibly-euphemistic treadmill, is there any practical difference between “targeted killing” and assassination?
“Entertain, you understand, Mr. Gordon, is rather a euphemistic term for what occurred.”
This article is somewhat euphemistic – call it what it is: another LIE passed down by the "Party of NO".
These and many other reports point to this inevitable conclusion: whether we call it by the name of racism or something more euphemistic, several hundred thousand residents of the District of Columbia suffer levels of poverty, illiteracy, illness and violence that persist in spite of efforts to improve schools and provide better social services.
And casual or euphemistic phrasing and clichés pops up to describe the indescribable.
Just to assuage my concerns regarding a possibly-euphemistic treadmill, is there any practical difference between “targeted killing” and assassination?