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euphemism
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
a word or phrase that serves as a less harsh or less offensive way of saying something unpleasant
  • Also it's too euphemistic by half: as they all know, his smell is strong enough, it just isn't the right kind.
    p. 161.2
  • From an ordinary man Jimmy would have found it brusque, even aggressive, but these people didn't go in for fancy language: they hadn't been taught evasion, euphemism, lily-gilding.
    p. 348.7

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