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Antonyms for dysphemism

an offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one

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The author considers dysphemism as "the only source of face-threatening expressions" (Crespo-Fernandez 2015, 47), while the functions of the rest of the x-phemisms are varied and can be protective, consolatory, provocative, etc.
11); whereas dysphemism is the process whereby the most pejorative traits of the taboo are highlighted with an offensive aim to the addressee or the audience, or to the concept itself or denotatum.
Another tendency that is found in Daisy Miller, in contrast to dysphemism, is the use of euphemistic expressions like 'intimate' for unbearably social, 'fortune hunter ' for flirt 'common' for free-spirited or coquette, etc.
The use of particular lexical items to refer to non-Jews introduces another semantic area where we find both euphemisms and dysphemisms.
4) Usare el termino disfemismo de acuerdo con el significado de <<a dysphemism is an expression with connotations that are offensive either about the denotatum or to the audience, or both, and it is substituted for a neutral or euphemistic expression for just that reason>> (Allan y Burridge 1991: 26).
Dysphemism in the Cantigas de Santa Maria', Bulletin of the Cantigueiros de Santa Maria, 4 (1992), 44-57; Lappin, 'A Parody in the Cantigas de Santa Maria', ibid.
If it is plain talk to call a spade a spade and a euphemism to call it a delving instrument, it is a dysphemism to call it a bloody shovel.
A SNOOT can be defined as somebody who knows what dysphemism means and doesn't mind letting you know it.
He shows how, from the eighteenth century to the present, the argument has often polarized between euphemism and dysphemism.
My point is not to condemn the use of euphemism and dysphemism, to decry schadenfreude, or to take up the cudgels with Rush Limbaugh concerning political correctness.
Tendency towards dysphemism and moral censure when women's status is at stake.
They were students, but they were also the masters of the school, because the lectures, and especially the professors who delivered them, were treated as an enemy or "stinking ninth" (a Chinese dysphemism for intellectuals during the Revolution--especially Confucian scholars).
dysphemism, lying, addad words, double entendres, and a variety of tropes).