euphemist
noun see euphemism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • euphemist — rare 0. (ˈjuːfɪmɪst) [f. Gr. εὔϕηµ ος + ist.] One who uses euphemisms. Worcester cites Carlyle …   Useful english dictionary

  • euphemist — See euphemism. * * * …   Universalium

  • euphemist — noun One who uses euphemisms. He was a man of dark moods and self destructive impulses, subject to what euphemists call nervous illness. He was never at any safe distance from despair …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • euphemism — noun Etymology: Greek euphēmismos, from euphēmos auspicious, sounding good, from eu + phēmē speech, from phanai to speak more at ban Date: circa 1681 the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Abu Jachja — (A. Jachju, arab., Vater des Lebens), euphemist. für Todesengel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • euphemistically — See euphemist. * * * …   Universalium

  • euphemistic — See euphemist. * * * …   Universalium

  • Abraham — Wie in Abrahams Schoß sitzen: wie in der Seligkeit, wie im Paradies, in sehr guten Verhältnissen leben; ohne Sorgen, glücklich sein. Im biblischen Gleichnis vom ›reichen Mann und dem armen Lazarus‹ (Lk 16, 22) wird Lazarus von den Engeln in… …   Das Wörterbuch der Idiome

  • Taste — I (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Taste >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 taste taste flavor gust gusto savor Sgm: N 1 gout gout relish Sgm: N 1 sapor| sapor| sapidity Sgm: N 1 twang …   English dictionary for students

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