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
- "Downsizing" is a common corporate euphemism for laying off employees.
"Going to the bathroom" is a common euphemism for using the toilet.
- "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)
- Mild expression
- Gentle way
- Indirect language
- Polite phrase
- Inoffensive way
Euphemism Opposite Words & Phrases (Antonyms)
- Direct language
- Blunt expression
- Harsh term
- Impolite phrase
- Offensive wording