Thu 29 Sep, 2016 05:22 am
An English word that means refers to a "nice sounding word" used to not disclose something thought improper.
For example: If Mr. Smith was fired from his job and the company writes a statement that he retired.
Retired is being used to cover what really happened.
Discreet is the only word that pops to my mind off hand.
there may not be a specific word for it, but there are plenty of phrases --
softening the blow
hmmm... maybe diplomacy
Hmm I seem to recall a George Carlin routine about this, where he complains that 'shell shock' is now 'post-traumatic stress disorder'.
I think you hit it exactly right.
Thank you, but OP might be looking for something else.