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the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression forone thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt.
the expression so substituted: “To pass away” is aeuphemism for “to die.”
n 1. an inoffensive word or phrase substituted for one consideredoffensive or hurtful, esp one concerned with religion, sex,death, or excreta. Examples of euphemisms are sleep with forhave sexual intercourse with; departed for dead; relieveoneself for urinate 2. the use of such inoffensive words or phrases [C17: from Greek euphēmismos, from
noun: a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied tosomething to which it is not literally applicable in order tosuggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our god.”Compare mixed metaphor, simile ( def. 1 ) .
something used, or regarded as being used, to representsomething else; emblem; symbol.
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noun: likeness; resemblance: a similitude of habits.
a person or thing that is like or the match or counterpart ofanother: This expression is a similitude of the other.
semblance; image: a similitude of the truth.
a likening or comparison in the form of a simile, parable, orallegory: He spoke by similitudes.
noun: a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach sometruth, religious principle, or moral lesson.
a statement or comment that conveys a meaning indirectlyby the use of comparison, analogy, or the like.
1275–1325; ME parabil < LL parabola comparison, parable, word< Gk parabolḗ comparison, equiv. to para- para-1 + bolḗ athrowing
1. allegory, homily, apologue.