euphemistic


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substituting a mild term for a harsher or distasteful one

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His book is a cross between an official military history and a speech one might hear at an annual gathering of some brotherhood of veterans, scrupulously attentive to operational details, blunt and euphemistic at the same time (``I dealt him a solid torso burst and he went down.
SIR - Nearly every newspaper you pick up nowadays will carry a story about 'global warming' or 'climate change' but isn't it time we stopped using these comforting, complacent and neutral euphemistic terms?
There were other concoctions with equally euphemistic names: Mrs Wilkinson's Soothing Syrup, Infants' Quietness, Mother's Helper or (grandest of them all) Atkinson's Royal Infants' Preservative.
But in truth, far from making fun of the practice, all of us, whether we are liberal or conservative, should be extremely concerned when language is used to promote an agenda in a manner that is grossly deceptive, evasive, euphemistic, confusing or self-contradictory - especially when it has pernicious social or political consequences, and especially when it is directed at unsuspecting children in the guise of ``education.
Collateral damage' is the euphemistic phrase that mediaaware politicians and military commanders have come to dread and would love to avoid.
Jurutha Brown's euphemistic concepts of ``experimental'' and ``reflect modern life'' have no place in the context of modern law enforcement.
It is not partisan establishment corporate liberalism, Whitewater whitewashes, front page Hillary bailouts, or politically correct, euphemistic censoring of substance and language.
The limit was cut to 24 weeks, under the evasively euphemistic Human Embryology and Fertilisation Act of 1990.
Because it refuses to talk down to its audience or use euphemistic names for body parts, it's also easy to read and absorb.
It is a euphemistic expression; for now, it might not be wrong to say there is no chance for North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, because it believes nuclear weapons are its lifeline," Cho said.
It was just my euphemistic way of saying why these regional directors and PNP officers could hardly visit their congressmen.
Sanctuary" is a euphemistic term for harboring illegal aliens.
By using ambiguous notions in the euphemistic expressions, people attempt to minimize the Face Threatening Acts (FTAs).