dysphemism

Definitions of dysphemism
  1. noun
    an offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one
    “his favorite dysphemism was to ask for axle grease when he wanted butter”
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    Antonyms:
    euphemism
    an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
    types:
    bus, heap, jalopy
    a car that is old and unreliable
    old man
    an informal term for your father
    type of:
    expression, locution, saying
    a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
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