euphemism noun definition in Linguistic devices topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Linguistic devices topic
euphemism (for something) an indirect word or phrase that people often use to refer to something embarrassing or unpleasant, sometimes to make it seem more acceptable than it really is ‘Pass away’ is a euphemism for ‘die’. ‘User fees’ is just a politician's euphemism for taxes.

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