Euphemism (noun): Using mild or pleasant group of words instead of unpleasant or offensive group of words. (कठोर बात को कोमल तरीके  से कहना)

Synonyms: Genteelism, Substitute, Politeness, Nice-Nellyism

Antonyms: Dysphemism, Harshness, Ruthlessness

Example: They use “eliminate” as a euphemism for “kill” in their sentences .


Amongst India’s major missteps has been the coining of the euphemism “cross-border terrorism” to describe, what were clearly, “acts of war” by Pakistan.

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