Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Euphemism (Page: 513)

Eu"phe*mism (?), n. [Gr. fr. to use word of a good omen; well + to speak: cf. F. euphémisme. See Fame.] (Rhet.) A figure in which a harts or indelicate word or expression is softened; a way of describing an offensive thing by an inoffensive expression; a mild name for something disagreeable.