eu-

(Greek: good, well, normal; happy, pleasing; used as a prefix)

eumorphics
A reference to the preservation of or keeping the the natural form of a cell.
eumorphism
The preservation of or protecting the natural form of a cell.
eunomy
euosmia (s) (noun), euosmias (pl)
1. A normal, or good, condition of the sense of smell.
2. A pleasant odor.
eupepsia
eupepsy
eupeptic
euphagia
A normal and proper manner of eating.
euphemise (verb), euphemises; euphemised; euphemising
A British spelling version of euphemize.
euphemism (s) (noun), euphemisms (pl)
1. A mild or pleasant word, or phrase, which is used in place of one that might be considered too direct, too harsh, too unpleasant, or too offensive: One example of a euphemism is to use "eliminate" instead of "kill".
2. The use of a word, or phrase, that is more neutral, vague, or indirect to replace a direct, harsh, unpleasant, or an insulting term: Instead of Gordon saying that his wife was just too fat, he used a euphemism mentioning that she just had a lot of “love handles”!
A mild or vague expression instead of one which is considered to be harsh or blunt.
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An agreeable description that is substituted for a disagreeable one.
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The substitution of a mild statement for one that could suggest something unpleasand.
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euphemistic (adjective), more euphemistic, most euphemistic
A reference to the use of an acceptable word or phrase to avoid saying another word or phrase that may be unpleasant or disrespectful.
euphile
euphilous
euphonic
The descriptive word for a pleasant sound
euphony
1. Pleasing or sweet sound, the acoustic effect produced by words so formed and combined as to please the ear; especially, a harmonious succession of words having a pleasing sound or striking the ear as being appropriate to the meaning; opposed to cacophony.
2. Tendency to greater ease of pronunciation resulting in regularly observed combinative changes that seem to be caused by increased speed of utterance and economy of effort; as an adjective, euphonic.
3. The quality of having a pleasant sound; the pleasing effect of sounds free from harshness; chiefly with reference to combinations of words in sentences, or of phonetic elements in spoken words.
4. In recent philological use often the tendency to greater ease of pronunciation, as shown in those combinatory phonetic changes formerly ascribed to an endeavour after a pleasing acoustic effect.

Related good-word units: agatho-, bene-, bon-.


Word groups which are antonyms of this unit: caco-, dys-, mal-, mis-.