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A word or expression that is generally perceived as harsh, impolite, or offensive.

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The Language of Interjections
DOI: 10.5209/rev_CLAC.2011.v45.1
offensive) is cacophemism,8 which derives from Greek kakós 'bad'. quoted cacophemisms in the form of an asterisk after the first letter, for example f*uck.
fully sexual disposition with the unhappy cacophemism of polymorph -pervers. I should sooner apply the term to. Freud's conception of sexuality.
Justin Martyr Invents Judaism
Title Yiddish, quasi-yiddish and ideologies of American English
of lesser or greater dignity than before.

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AT&T And Verizon Are Progressing In Transformation To Data
Experts in the field have been calling data transmission by the cacophemism "dumb pipes" for some time now.

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Dysphemism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
cacophemism - definition and examples of cacophemisms
A word or expression that is generally perceived as harsh, impolite, or offensive.
cacophemism - Wiktionary
[edit] Noun. cacophemism (plural cacophemisms). dysphemism Retrieved from "http://en.
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Urban Dictionary: cacophemism
to say something in the nicest way possible and thereby destroy its meaning used in the same was as euthanized.

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