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Definition of the adjective euphemistic

What does euphemistic mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. of or the nature of euphemism
    • example: `peepee' is a common euphemistic term
    • antonym: dysphemistic

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Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Swearing (2015)

The Social History of Oaths, Profanity, Foul Language, and Ethnic Slurs in the English-speaking World by Geoffrey Hughes

euphemistic variants of pissedoff—namely, peedoff, teedoff, and kissed off. The most typical device of euphemism is the use of metaphor. Although in modern times sexually explicit language is generally common, the majority of speakers still ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms (1877)

A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded as Peculiar to the United States by John Russell Bartlett

A euphemistic oath.

Google previewAn Etymological Gujarati English Dictionary (1993)

by M. B. Belsare

or not, euphemistic, or S. on intens. + hue. ] A stone on which is inscribed a description of land granted as a free gifii. 2. A free gift of land; land given as a free gift. 3. [See sue a passage] A ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

euphemistic(al)(ly); euphemize(d); euphemizer(s); euphemizing euphé euphémisme (French— euphemism) Euphe der Euphemismus (German—euphemism) euphem euphemism; euphemistic(al) ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Semantics (2010)

by Keith Allan

The use of inappropriate styles for naming and addressing is dysphemistic and likely to affront the hearer's face; appropriate naming and addressing is polite and therefore euphemistic. If political correctness has to do with extending to others ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English (1905)

Abridged from the Seven-volume Work, Entitled: Slang and Its Analogues by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley

A euphemistic oath. Most of its kind have originated in New England, where the descendants of the Puritans form the largest portion of the population. Dodgasted . See Dodfetched. Dodge. To trick, swindle, elude. Used in various combinations ...

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Scrabble value of E1U1P3H4E1M3I1S1T1I1C3

The value of this 11-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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