In language, dysphemism, malphemism, and cacophemism refer to the usage of an intentionally harsh word or expression instead of a polite one; they are rough opposites of euphemism….While “dysphemism” or “malphemism” may be either offensive or merely humorously deprecating, “cacophemism” is usually deliberately offensive. The term “orthophemism” has been offered to refer to a neutral name or expression.[citation needed]

In language, dysphemismmalphemism, and cacophemism refer to the usage of an intentionally harsh word or expression instead of a polite one; they are rough opposites of euphemism….While “dysphemism” or “malphemism” may be either offensive or merely humorously deprecating, “cacophemism” is usually deliberately offensive. The term “orthophemism” has been offered to refer to a neutral name or expression.[citation needed]

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