Translation of euphemism in Spanish:

euphemism

eufemismo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈjufəˌmɪzəm//ˈjuːfəmɪz(ə)m/

noun

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    eufemismo masculine
    'pass away' is a euphemism for 'die' 'pasar a mejor vida' es un eufemismo de 'morir'
    • As a practical matter, the current legal regime substitutes palliative euphemisms for useful controls on police discretion.
    • She wants to reclaim the word old and rejects euphemisms like elderly and seniors.
    • As I remember, it was shortly after the word gay became the euphemism for homosexual.
    • I don't like euphemisms or euphemistic language.
    • Instead, they hide behind a wall of euphemisms, refusing even to use the word ‘disabled’.
    • Sir John could be counted on not to speak in mild euphemisms.
    • He appeared his boldest; he was not one to speak in mild euphemisms.
    • Women are more likely to use polite euphemisms for topics such as death and sex.
    • ‘Environmental design’ is just one of the many euphemisms for the ubertrendy catch words Feng Shui.
    • Reform is a polite euphemism for forcing banks to close out bad loans, enforce bankruptcy and require layoffs of excess workers.
    • Like all euphemisms, pedophilia and ephebophilia are words meant to protect us from realities too painful to confront.
    • Languages are constantly developing euphemisms for sex words.
    • Ratios are now commonly being used as euphemisms to express calamity.
    • We have lots of euphemisms for menstruation, and we don't refer to it unless in the company of women, and rarely even then.
    • Notably, the word ‘challenge’ was used as a euphemism to gloss over the existence of serious problems.
    • It shows that the trend to hide unpleasant truths behind euphemisms is alive and well.
    • Such mild, culinary euphemisms muffled and camouflaged the enforced famines and the murders of millions.
    • It was like a euphemism for a dirty word, he'd rather people'd just said the word than try to make it seem nicer.
    • Each drawn shoe is accompanied by a blunt euphemism from the history of conflict.
    • A simple chat with her could be downright frustrating when she didn't understand half of the euphemisms being used.