Euphemism in a Sentence  🔊

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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