Euphemistical
Euphemistic Eu`phe*mis"tic, Euphemistical Eu`phe*mis"tic*al, a. Pertaining to euphemism; containing a euphemism; softened in expression. -- {Eu`phe*mis"tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • euphemistical — adj. expressed in a milder or more acceptable manner (about a word or phrase) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • euphemistical — eu·phe·mis·ti·cal …   English syllables

  • euphemistical — adjective see euphemistic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Euphemistic — Eu phe*mis tic, Euphemistical Eu phe*mis tic*al, a. Pertaining to euphemism; containing a euphemism; softened in expression. {Eu phe*mis tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Euphemistically — Euphemistic Eu phe*mis tic, Euphemistical Eu phe*mis tic*al, a. Pertaining to euphemism; containing a euphemism; softened in expression. {Eu phe*mis tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • euphemism — euphemist, n. euphemistic, euphemistical, euphemious /yooh fee mee euhs/, adj. euphemistically, euphemiously, adv. /yooh feuh miz euhm/, n. 1. the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or… …   Universalium

  • euphemistic — adj (all of language) extenuatory, softened, mild, inoffensive, vague, indirect; euphemistical, euphemious, metaphorical, figurative, tropical …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • mealy-mouthed — adj 1. mincing, overnice, nice, overdelicate, delicate, overdainty, dainty, euphemistic, euphemistical, euphemious, affected; priggish, prim, proper, Sl. uptight; tartuffian, pious, moral, self righteous, sanctimonious, holier than thou,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • mincing — adj 1.(of gait, speech, behavior, etc.) dainty, overdainty, precious, sweet, effeminate, feminine, womanish, girlish, sissyish, sissy, pussyfooting, namby pamby, niminy piminy, Sl. cutesy; dandified, dandyish, foppish, coxcombic, coxcombical;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • euphemism — /ˈjufəmɪzəm / (say yoohfuhmizuhm) noun 1. the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for a harsh, blunt or offensive one. 2. the expression so substituted: to pass away is a euphemism for to die . {Greek euphēmismos, from… …   Australian English dictionary

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