Euphemism in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Euphemism

(uncountable) The use of a word or phrase to replace another with one that is considered less offensive, blunt or vulgar than the word or phrase which it replaces. | (countable) A word or phrase that is used to replace another in this way.

Short Example Sentences for Euphemism

  • 1. It was something of a euphemism to call him a well-known man about town. 🔊

How to use Euphemism in Sentences?

  • 1. This was a euphemism for murder, as Richard was by this time "old hand" enough to know. 🔊
  • 2. He put them off by talking philosophically, as he has it, about the sin of suicide, a euphemism for a collection of commonplaces on the duty of preserving their lives. 🔊