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  1. euphemism

    • IPA[ˈyo͞ofəˌmizəm]

    美式

    • n.
      a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing
    • noun: euphemism, plural noun: euphemisms

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing “downsizing” as a euphemism for cuts
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    • IPA[ˈjuːfəmɪz(ə)m]

    英式

    • n.
      a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt ... the jargon has given us ‘downsizing’ as a euphemism for cuts

    Oxford Dictionary