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Euphemism Definition in layman's terms


In layman's terms - to sugarcoat

Euphemism Definition & Meaning

A euphemism is when you use a nice word instead of a not-so-nice word to talk about something that might be unpleasant or embarrassing. For example, saying someone "passed away" instead of saying they died is a form of euphemism.

Euphemism Examples of Euphemism

  1. "Downsizing" is a common corporate euphemism for laying off employees.
  2. "Going to the bathroom" is a common euphemism for using the toilet.

  3. "Retirement home" is a euphemism for a place where elderly people live when they can't take care of themselves anymore.

Euphemism Similar Words & Phrases (Synonyms)

  1. Mild expression
  2. Gentle way
  3. Indirect language
  4. Polite phrase
  5. Inoffensive way

Euphemism Opposite Words & Phrases (Antonyms)

  1. Direct language
  2. Blunt expression
  3. Harsh term
  4. Impolite phrase
  5. Offensive wording


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