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dysphemism (s) (noun), dysphemisms (pl)
1. An offensive expression or word that is deliberately substituted for a neutral one: Ted's brother used a dysphemism when he was talking about visiting a friend who was in a "loony bin" instead of saying in the "mental hospital".
2. Any physical impairment or problem when speaking: Jan was so chilly from being in the winter storm that she could only explain what happened with dysphemisms of stutters.
A disagreeable or offensive word or expression in place of an agreeable term.
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A slanderous or derogatory term which is used instead of a word which is acceptable or agreeable. (1)