Dysphemism in the Bible
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The substitution of a negative or offensive term for an impartial one. A dysphemism is the opposite of the more familiar concept of euphemism, which involves substituting a positive expression for one that might be taken negatively.
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Euphemism and Dysphemism in the Bible
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BIBLE, EUPHEMISM AND DYSPHEMISM IN THE. Reticence with regard to certain subjects—chiefly sexual and excretory functions, death, and matters considered dangerous, numinous, or holy—is notable in varying degrees in many cultures, languages, and literatures; it is also evident in the Bible.A. Introduction