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euphemism

US [ˈjufəˌmɪzəm]
UK [ˈjuːfəˌmɪzəm]
  • n.委婉语;委婉说法
  • Web委婉的说法;婉言;委婉词
Plural Form:euphemisms  
euphemism
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n.
1.
~ (for sth)
委婉语;委婉说法an indirect word or phrase that people often use to refer to sth embarrassing or unpleasant, sometimes to make it seem more acceptable than it really is
‘Pass away’ is a euphemism for ‘die’.
“去世”是“死”的委婉语。
‘User fees’ is just a politician's euphemism for taxes.
“用户费”不过是政治家对“税款”的委婉说法。

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