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Euphemism

Euphemism – A gentler way to phrase something that might otherwise be considered harsh, hurtful, or embarrassing.

Example:

“Joe passed away on Saturday”

Is a euphemism for:

“Joe died”.

Or

“He wasn’t acting professionally, so I had to let him go”

Is a euphemism for:

“I fired him because he was rude to the customers”.

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