Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Euphemism

Definition: 

A euphemism is a metaphorical or metonymic use of an expression in place of another expression that is disagreeable or offensive.

Examples: 

(English)

  • In Acts 2:39 and Ephesians 2:13, 17 of the Bible, the expression those that are afar off is used in place of a term of direct reference to the Gentiles.
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