Euphemisms are terms that are used to replace words that are considered to be offensive, hurtful, or embarrassing. For example, instead of saying "penis," people might say "member."

  • The teacher used a euphemism to describe the test.

  • The doctor tried to use a euphemism to describe the surgery.

Definition of euphemisms


an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh

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Example Sentences for euphemisms

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    Is that the euphemism of choice these days

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    If the former is a euphemism, so are the latter.

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    Slang and euphemisms is not the definition of a word.

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    There are many examples of the euphemism treadmill.

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    Any attempt to equivocate that is an exercise in euphemism.

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    Please look up the definition of the word 'euphemism'.

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    Interestingly, this is seen as a euphemism only from the side of the mainstream.

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    He is referred to in the euphemism AJA, Amerikan of Japanese Ancestry.

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    Euphemism is the use of circumlocution to avoid saying offensive words.

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    The song's title is a euphemism for being lonesome on the dance floor.