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Definition of "dysphemistic" []

  • Of, pertaining to, or being a dysphemism (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "dysphemistic" in a sentence
  • "What I am getting at, to paraphrase the infinite wisdom of Pigs is pigs, is that shit is shit, and there is nothing dysphemistic about it (unless used "in talking about one's opponents") -- that is, it is the context that determines whether it is dysphemistic, which is again dependent on whether it was the intention of the speaker to use a taboo word in place of socially acceptable one."
  • "Further, the dysphemistic way that conservatives are characterized by Bob Burnettmakes it clear that this is not a serious, evenhanded political commentary."
  • "It was both a humanitarian intervention (toppling one of the world's most brutal dictators) and an act of self-defense ( "the administration's grandiose rhetoric about pre-emption" is merely a dysphemistic way of saying this)."
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