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Synonyms for dysphemistic

substitute a harsher or distasteful term for a mild one

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What's more, the opponents of the President's proposals are painted with dysphemistic brushes: the President embraces alliteration reminiscent of Spiro Agnew to denounce the prophets of pessimism and the guardians of gridlock.
But, I believe we contributed to the outcome by helping to frame the debate in terms of how it fit with the purposes of the 1986 Act and to deflate the Administration's dysphemistic "cross-crediting" defense of its proposals.