avoidance speech

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Etymology[edit]

avoidance +‎ speech

Noun[edit]

avoidance speech (uncountable)

  1. (linguistics) a special restricted speech style in certain languages used to refer to taboo subjects, or as a sign of respect in the presence of certain people, while doing certain activities, following a death, etc., distinguished by a specialized lexicon.

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