History is likely to dispense with the euphemism of "mowing the lawn" and call this what it is: perpetual war.
Whatever became of infidelity in the afternoon—would one Tweet it afterward with a euphemism or a rating?
The euphemism of losing “situational awareness” could be an evasive way of describing just this altered state.
The euphemism of “collateral damage” comes with that package.
Not a euphemism for homeliness, mind; the new faces are all lavishly hot.
For finiteness and nothingness are identical; finiteness is only a euphemism for nothingness.
A euphemism of kleptomania had been offered and accepted as sufficient excuse for her crime.
This term was a euphemism to emphasize the transformation of their hitherto immediate into a mediate relation to the Empire.
He paused, not knowing what euphemism to supply for the thing his lordship must have done.
One indignant Saint, with a talent for euphemism, was heard to say, "Brigham will have his spirit disembodied!"
1650s, from Greek euphemismos "use of a favorable word in place of an inauspicious one," from euphemizein "speak with fair words, use words of good omen," from eu- "good" (see eu-) + pheme "speaking," from phanai "speak" (see fame (n.)).
In ancient Greece, the superstitious avoidance of words of ill-omen during religious ceremonies, or substitutions such as Eumenides "the Gracious Ones" for the Furies (see also Euxine). In English, a rhetorical term at first; broader sense of "choosing a less distasteful word or phrase than the one meant" is first attested 1793. Related: Euphemistic; euphemistically.
An agreeable word or expression substituted for one that is potentially offensive, often having to do with bodily functions, sex, or death; for example, rest room for toilet, lady of the evening for prostitute. The Nazis used euphemism in referring to their plan to murder the world's Jews as “the Final Solution.”