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    Question WHAT'S THE WORD?

    Hello, I have to do an english essay and im wondering; what is the word for when you try and make something sound better. Like, for example, instead of saying 'Im sorry to hear your mum died.' you could say 'Im sorry to hear that your mum passed away.'
    What is the word? Its really annoying me, because my teacher TOLD me specifically the word and i have just gone blank.

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    Re: WHAT'S THE WORD?

    not a teacher

    tactful/discreet/diplomatic ?

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    Instead of sorry

    you may regret to have to announce his mother's dead.


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    Re: WHAT'S THE WORD?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello, I have to do an english essay and im wondering; what is the word for when you try and make something sound better. Like, for example, instead of saying 'Im sorry to hear your mum died.' you could say 'Im sorry to hear that your mum passed away.'
    What is the word? Its really annoying me, because my teacher TOLD me specifically the word and i have just gone blank.
    ***NOT A TEACHER***You may be referring to "euphemism." Thank you.

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    Re: WHAT'S THE WORD?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***NOT A TEACHER***You may be referring to "euphemism." Thank you.
    Yes, sure it is that one.

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