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In language, dysphemism (from the Greek dys δύς "mis-" and pheme φήμη "reputation"), malphemism (in Latin malus "bad"), and cacophemism (in Greek kakos κακός "bad") refer to the usage of an intentionally harsh word or expression instead of a polite one without any intent to disparage (as opposed to a pejorative); they are rough opposites of euphemism.


This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.