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dys•phe•mism



Pronunciation: (dis'fu-miz"um), [key]
n.
1. the substitution of a harsh, disparaging, or unpleasant expression for a more neutral one.
2. an expression so substituted.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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