“ADD [Attention Deficit Disorder] is just a euphemistic way of saying, ‘I have limits,’” Brown writes.
Take it from Ben Bernanke, who keeps begging Congress (in that euphemistic Fed-speak way) to do something to help the economy.
This is comedy based on a cold humor, detached, euphemistic, devoid of any generosity.
Nowhere does this report, even in the most euphemistic terms possible, discuss the rage problem.
They were, in the euphemistic words of the reformer himself, "eminently unsatisfactory."
I do not think this is a euphemistic way of saying he had a good opinion of himself.
Their retreat, said Reuter, in a euphemistic message from Rome, was "attended by some loss."
It is not quite certain that it may not have been through some euphemistic process that Fire-worship arose in Persia.
Rakshas means protector, and is, probably, an euphemistic term.
Each of these phrases is the euphemistic equivalent of jao, that is, 'go away, (and stay there).'
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.”