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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) substitution of a derogatory or offensive word or phrase for an innocuous one. 2.

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Sex-Related Euphemism and Dysphemism: An Analysis in Terms of
most explicit or obscene overtones) or to dysphemism (i.e.
DOI: 10.5209/rev_CLAC.2011.v45.1
Euphemisms and dysphemisms: in search of a boundary line. CĂ­rculo de available in any natural language, such as a euphemism or a dysphemism.
A euphemism is an expression intended by the speaker to be less
A Dysphemism is an expression used to may something sound worse than it is. A complementary "dysphemism treadmill" exists, but is more rarely observed.
Sexual language: From discourse to (im)politeness
dysphemisms, the construction of eroticism or pornography, as well as sex- related swearing.

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Hinkle: Obama, Mao more than ever
Police states routinely rely on citizen informants; dungeon cells from Cuba to Saudi Arabia are full of political prisoners arrested for "insulting the president and the regime," "disrupting internal order" and other dysphemisms for speaking your mind.

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Dysphemism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Euphemism & Dysphemism
Dysphemism - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster
the substitution of a disagreeable, offensive, or disparaging expression for an agreeable or inoffensive one; also : an expression so substituted.
dysphemism - definition and examples of dysphemisms
Substitution of a more offensive or disparaging word or phrase for one considered less offensive.
dysphemism - Wiktionary
dysphemism (countable and uncountable; plural dysphemisms).

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