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One entry found for euphemism.
Main Entry: eu·phe·mism
Pronunciation: primarystressyü-fschwa-secondarystressmiz-schwam
Function: noun
: the substitution of a mild or pleasant expression for one that is too strong or unpleasant; also : a mild or pleasant expression so substituted <"pass away" is a widely used euphemism for die>
- eu·phe·mis·tic /secondarystressyü-fschwa-primarystressmis-tik/ adjective
- eu·phe·mis·ti·cal·ly /-ti-k(schwa-)lemacron/ adverb

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