A euphemism is a softer or less direct expression that has been substituted for an unpleasant, rude, or offensive term.
“Passed away” or “in a better place” for “died”
Euphemisms almost always take the form of stock expressions or widely recognized phrases.
“Let go” for “fired” or “collateral damage” for civilian casualties
A true euphemism is recognizable without context; no matter what the surrounding words are, everyone will know what you mean.
“The discomfort of the three-hour dental procedure was difficult to forget.”
Be careful not to confuse all polite or...
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