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A Word to Hide Something

 
 
gollum
 
Reply 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.
 
gollum
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2016 05:42 am
@gollum,
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.
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XxSiCxX
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2016 05:45 am
@gollum,
Discreet is the only word that pops to my mind off hand.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2016 05:59 am
@XxSiCxX,

there may not be a specific word for it, but there are plenty of phrases --

sugary language
softening the blow
politically correct

hmmm... maybe diplomacy?
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2016 06:02 am
@gollum,
Euphemism?
jespah
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2016 08:22 am
sugar coating

Hmm I seem to recall a George Carlin routine about this, where he complains that 'shell shock' is now 'post-traumatic stress disorder'.
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Blickers
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2016 09:25 am
@izzythepush,
Quote izzy:
Quote:
Euphemism?

I think you hit it exactly right.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2016 09:51 am
@Blickers,
Thank you, but OP might be looking for something else.
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