euphemistically

All Adverb
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  • They were what is euphemistically called a little mixed. Cited from Roden's Corner, by Henry Seton Merriman
  • It has euphemistically been suggested to come from "purple island" as well.
  • Workers at the plant euphemistically refer to the assembly line as the "world's largest air hockey table."
  • Several of her intimate friends and more that she associated with daily made what she euphemistically termed a cult of men. Cited from The Sisters-In-Law, by Gertrude Atherton
  • She had not -- to put it euphemistically -- many friends. Cited from Hidden Creek, by Katharine Newlin Burt
  • Demetrius, indeed, had accomplished what he euphemistically described as "a fair night's work." Cited from A Friend of Caesar, by William Stearns Davis
  • The sculpture represented child prostitution, which at the time was euphemistically called white slavery.
  • This bailiwick also offered what might be euphemistically called 'business opportunities' to enterprising members. Cited from The Great Fortress, by William Wood
  • Some entries mention rape, euphemistically described as women being "seduced against their will".
  • I am not the least bit in love with -- we will euphemistically say 'anyone else.' But confound it! Cited from The Cords of Vanity, by James Branch Cabell
  • Euphemistically, people call these shops as "long-living shops".
  • The result, very properly, was that all the work which a committee euphemistically calls "organising work" was left to her. Cited from Living Alone, by Stella Benson
  • If you resist the selling up you are bludgeoned and imprisoned, the process being euphemistically called the maintenance of law and order. Cited from Preface to Androcles and the Lion, by Shaw
  • What really makes women workers afraid of their independent sisters is that extremely pernicious system of payment euphemistically known as "pocket-money." Cited from Women Workers in Seven Professions, by Edith J. Morley
  • Those who do know of Tharizdun refer to him euphemistically as the Chained God.
  • Some goods are lost through mishandling, poor record keeping, or theft, a category euphemistically called shrinkage.
  • Based on these results, by the end of February the design of the gadget, as the bomb was euphemistically known, was settled.
  • Jargon of this kind is used to describe things euphemistically.
  • His health is excellent, and his intellect is in that condition euphemistically described in house-master's reports as "unformed." Cited from The Right Stuff, by Ian Hay
  • In the United States, the term "gentlemen's club" commonly is used to refer euphemistically to strip clubs.
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Meaning of euphemistically

  • adverb In a euphemistic manner
    his violent death was euphemistically referred to as a passing away