How to use "euphemism" in sentences with meaning in English and Hindi

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Example sentences for "euphemism" in popular movie and book plots

  • After misunderstanding Loki's various euphemism about his own death, Hel explains that Loki is not dead but dreaming, thus being at once in the land of the dead and the land of the gods.  - The Ballad of Baldr
  • He is a scheming, manipulative, misanthropic bully who spends his free time indulging in drugs, alcohol, abusive sexual relationships, and "the games" — his euphemism for the vindictive plots he hatches to cause trouble for people he dislikes, including many of his colleagues.  - Filth (film)
  • Demkë before being assigned the post as Zylo's assistant used to be a bright individualistic person who gave up on his own ideals to substitute them with the "ideals of the greater good", which in the novel is an euphemism for his superiors will.  - The Rise and Fall of Comrade Zylo
  • Meanwhile, Ted, Lily, and Marshall attend a concert, where Ted insists that he and Marshall consume some "sandwiches" (a euphemism that Future Ted uses to refer to marijuana) to enjoy the concert.  - Tick Tick Tick (How I Met Your Mother)
  • Those who refuse are "sent to the Angels"—a euphemism for being ritualistically murdered in scenarios built around playground games, which Sonny routinely records on a 16mm movie camera so that the family can later enjoy the resultant snuff film.  - Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny and Girly
  • The gang sees through her ruse, telling Ted that he's been "hooked," a euphemism for stringing someone along until they meet someone better.  - Hooked (How I Met Your Mother)
  • "Containment" is clearly a euphemism for killing, while "Zorro" is a codename for some unknown party.  - The Promised Land (New York Undercover)
  • Due to her heart condition, Tommy keeps up the story leading to a euphemism where France means "prison" (Viki's husband asks Tommy if he thinks he'll go "back to France" soon).  - Crazy on the Outside
  • As a prison organizer, George was recruited by Black Panther Party founder Huey Newton to head the Peoples Army, a euphemism which would become synonymous with the name Black Guerrilla Family.  - Black August (film)
  • The film is essentially a shaggy dog story, leading up to a single play-on-words joke based on "beaver" also being a euphemism for female genitals.  - Disco Beaver from Outer Space
  • He explains a six-month gap in his employment history was due to "health issues," a euphemism for time spent in rehab to deal with his addiction to alcohol.  - Bernard and Doris
  • Twenty five years later, dr Malin Hatch is approached by Gerard Neidelman, a self-proclaimed recovery specialist (a euphemism for treasure hunter), who claims to know who designed the pit, and, therefore, holds the key to unearthing the treasure.  - Riptide (novel)
  • She enters, and Miki (Miki Manojlović), the owner of the shop, explains to her frankly that "hostess" is a euphemism for "whore".  - Irina Palm
  • The story centers on two world-traveling Jewish bandits who style themselves with the euphemism "gentlemen of the road".  - Gentlemen of the Road
  • All except Hunt "move on" as he takes it upon himself to act as a psychopomp or "ferryman", to all of his officers, helping them on their way to The Railway Arms (their euphemism for Heaven, filmed on location at The Horseshoe Inn, 26 Melior Street, London).  - Ashes to Ashes (TV series)
  • Pam assumes Jim is using "talk" as a euphemism for sex, making the conversation turn awkward.  - Ben Franklin (The Office)
  • She winds up in the Red-light district where she works as a "hostess" (generally a silent film euphemism for prostitute), where she meets Philip Douglas, a down-at-the-heels Brit (Lloyd Hughes).  - The Half-Way Girl
  • Once she leaves his car he realizes he made a mistake, as "coffee" is a euphemism for sex.  - The Phone Message
  • Anita immediately refuses the offer, with Bert agreeing not to take on the case after discovering that the "white goat" was a euphemism for a human sacrifice.  - The Laughing Corpse
  • When he last visits the family, the nearly mummified mrs Rimmle tells the narrator that Becky has "gone to Europe," a sad euphemism for her death.  - Europe (short story)
  • The President himself, whose son comes out during a live television broadcast, more and more often locks himself in his private study adjacent to the Oval Office to "be alone with his God", a phrase which is very soon recognized by everyone on the presidential staff as a euphemism for drinking bourbon.  - A Planet for the President
  • As they recover, the Queen finds a small cut she insists came from a wood splinter, but the Doctor remarks to Rose that all her children will carry a form of haemophilia (see Haemophilia in European royalty), and that perhaps this was simply a Victorian euphemism for lycanthropy.  - Tooth and Claw (Doctor Who)
  • Art professor and mountaineer Jonathan Hemlock (Clint Eastwood) is a retired government assassin called on to return to work for two more "sanctions", a euphemism for officially approved killings.  - The Eiger Sanction (film)
  • Robertson is a Machiavellian, intensely misanthropic man who spends his time indulging in cocaine and alcohol abuse, sexually abusive relationships, compulsive gorging on junk food, and, most of all, his penchant for "the games" – Bruce's euphemism for the myriad foul plots he hatches directed at workmates.  - Filth (novel)
  • Shortly afterwards, Ruth makes her second donation and completes, an implied euphemism for dying.  - Never Let Me Go (novel)
  • On pages 126-127 (as well as pages 155, 160 and elsewhere) Vonnegut heavily implies that his use of the term "hocus pocus" is intended as a euphemism for "bullshit"; throughout the novel Vonnegut's avoidance of profanity (with the express exception of the words "god" and "hell") is excused by his convicton that profanity entitles people who don't want to hear unpleasant information to close their minds to the important underlying message, which can be understood as an allusion to the frequent attempts to ban his books on grounds of obscenity.  - Hocus Pocus (novel)
  • Upon the girl's prompting, he says his euphemism would be "reserved" and hers would be "disarming".  - Closer (play)
  • The name is used as a euphemism for the alien, the subject of the novel, who like the Woodman seeks happiness by having its heart restored.  - Tin Woodman (novel)
  • They are barely aware of the tragedy, as Hazel has "average" intelligence (a euphemism for stupidity), and George has a handicap radio installed by the government to regulate his above-average intelligence.  - Harrison Bergeron
  • While employed there, Navin meets an intimidating daredevil biker named Patty Bernstein and has a sexual relationship with her, finally realizing what his "special purpose" (his mother's euphemism for his penis) is for.  - The Jerk
  • As the novel draws to a close, Pierre's wife Hélène dies from an overdose of an abortifacient (Tolstoy does not state it explicitly but the euphemism he uses is unambiguous).  - War and Peace
  • Deckard, whose job as a "Blade Runner" was to track down bioengineered beings known as replicants and "retire" (a euphemism for killing) them, is informed that four have come to Earth illegally.  - Blade Runner

Example sentences for "euphemism" in interesting articles

  • It’s hard to find any mention of the ability for well-connected creators to bypass nearly all other products at will; there’s an awkward caginess to how Product Hunt employees and insiders explain its workings, one that uses enthusiasm and euphemism in place of details that would be far more useful to the rest of us.Product Hunt is built around the valuable access it provides to its most powerful stakeholders, much like industry PR venues like Variety in Hollywood.  - How Product Hunt really works
  • The immediate conclusion is “medically unexplained symptom”, which is a euphemism for nuts.  - The Itch Nobody Can Scratch
  • You’ve written about the euphemism treadmill and stuff like that.There seems to be modern versions of that, where to abolish gender binaries, we’re going to abandon pronouns and so forth.  - Steven Pinker on Language, Reason, and the Future of Violence
  • It was the conviction that optimistic publicity and euphemism had rendered their experience so falsely that it would never be readily communicable.  - The Real War 1939-1945, by Paul Fussell (1989)
  • Our concern was an intuitive one about a potential future world in which we'd have to report our every economic move to a bank, and the effect this could have on marginalised people. Listen to an audio version of this article, brought to you by 'Cashless society' is a euphemism for the "ask-your-banks-for-permission-to-pay society".  - The War on Cash
  • The same is true here; this is no mere allegation, and using that weasel-word essentially become euphemism now that so much confirming data – and zero disconfirming data – are available.  - RSA warns developers not to use RSA products
  • Which, if you’re a connoisseur of such things, is a convenient euphemism for institutional corruption.  - Why I’m not speaking at CPDP: It’s the privacy-washing
  • AlanS • August 7, 2013 9:31 AM There's a wonderful euphemism for the "not quite true" that was made famous by Sir Robert Armstrong, a British cabinet secretary, during the 1986 Australian trial to prevent publication of the memoirs of Peter Wright, a former MI5 agent: "economical with the truth".  - Restoring Trust in Government and the Internet

Meaning of "euphemism" in English

  • an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh

Meaning of "euphemism" in Hindi

  • प्रिय उक्ति ( Priy ukti)
  • मंगलभाषी ( Mangalabhashi, mangalabhaashee)
  • कठोर बात को कोमल रीति से कहना ( Kathor bat ko komal riti se kahana, kathor baat ko komal reeti se kahanaa)
  • प्रियोक्ति
  • ऐसा कहा हुआ वाक्य ( Aisa kaha hu vaky, aisaa kahaa huaa vaaky, aisa kaha hu waky)
  • मंगल भाषण ( Mangal bhashan, mangal bhaashan)
  • शिष्टोक्ति ( Shishtokti)
  • मंगलभाषित ( Mangalabhashit, mangalabhaashit)
  • मृदु प्रयोग ( Mridu prayog)
  • मृदु भाषण ( Mridu bhashan, mridu bhaashan)
  • शिष्ट प्रयोग ( Shisht prayog)
  • कठोर शब्दों के स्थान पर मधुर शब्दों का प्रयोग ( Kathor shabdon ke sthan par madhur shabdon ka prayog, kathor shabdon ke sthan par madhur shabdon kaa prayog)
  • मृदु भाषा ( Mridu bhasha, mridu bhaashaa)
  • कोमल भाषा ( Komal bhasha, komal bhaashaa)

Antonyms of "euphemism"

  • dysphemism

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