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Methods > Figures of speech > Antiphrasis > Euphemism (figure of speech)
PREFERRED TERM
2560Euphemism (figure of speech)  
BROADER CONCEPT
SCOPE NOTE
  • Figure of speech in which a word or phrase with positive connotations is used in place of one considered to be too harsh, unpleasant or embarrassing. Euphemisms may be used to refer to taboo topics (e.g. «passed away» instead of «died»).
SOURCE
  • Abrams 2005
  • Τσοπανάκης 1998
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)
CREATOR
  • Kalafata Patritsia (AA)
URI
https://humanitiesthesaurus.academyofathens.gr/dyas-resource/Concept/2560
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