Euphemism

in a Sentence

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Definition of Euphemism

a word or expression used to talk about something unpleasant, blunt or offensive without mentioning the thing itself

Examples of Euphemism in a sentence

When I was a kid, my mother described sexual intercourse using a euphemism so I would not be shocked by her words.

While a euphemism may tone down your words, the meaning behind the phrase will remain the same.

He used a euphemism to disguise his real feelings about the incident.

Because people felt the title of “garbage man” was unappealing, the euphemism of “sanitation engineer” was created.

Referring to stolen merchandise as “having fallen off a truck” is a common euphemism used by people in urban areas.

The foreign students in the class were confused by the teacher’s use of a euphemism.

Although Jim used a euphemism to disguise his thoughts on his wife’s adultery, everyone still knew exactly what he meant.

In America, that euphemism means one thing, but in Spain, it means something different.

Sadly, the term “downsizing” has become a frequently used euphemism in the workforce.

The comedic screenplay included a euphemism about sex on every page.

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