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What is a word for sounds nice?
euphonious Add to list Share. Something euphonious sounds beautiful and pleasant. “You have a euphonious voice!” is a great compliment for a singer. This word sounds pretty when you say it, so it makes sense that it describes something pleasing to the ear.
How do you insult someone with a compliment?
42 Compliments That Are Actually Insulting
- You’re so cool, you’re like a dude in a girl’s body.
- You’re so much prettier/taller/nicer in person.
- You look good for your age.
- I love how you just don’t care what you look like.
- You look nothing like your pictures.
- If I was drunk I’d be all over you.
What compliments actually mean?
The noun form of compliment means “an expression of praise, commendation, or admiration,” and the verb means, “to praise or express admiration for someone.” You can pay someone a compliment, or compliment someone on a job well done. People sometimes use the phrase compliments to the chef after enjoying a good meal.
What is it called when you say one thing and mean the opposite?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Antiphrasis is the rhetorical device of saying the opposite of what is actually meant in such a way that it is obvious what the true intention is. Some authors treat and use antiphrasis just as irony, euphemism or litotes.
What do you say when something sounds good?
“Sure thing,” “Of course,” “All right,” “That’s fine,” etc. Each has a slightly nuanced difference, but the above are certainly more positive than a simple “OK” or “Yes” and less so than “It would be my pleasure.”
Can you say sounds good in an email?
Some times, one word replies can be perceived as being rude. Instead, just try saying, ‘OK, name of the sender’ or ‘Yes, sounds good’ for example.
What is a passive aggressive compliment?
Backhanded compliments oftentimes are the intersection of passive aggression and jealousy. Sometimes known as “non-compliments” or “disguised insults” these statements are actually subtle insults intended to ultimately put down the person being addressed, without seeming directly mean spirited.
What are some things that sound like compliments but are insults?
Here are some things you probably think are compliments but are actually subtly offensive.
- I really like how you don’t care what people think of you.
- You look great for your age.
- You’re pretty when you smile.
- You clean up well.
- You’re smart/pretty/funny for a ____ .
- You’ve lost so much weight.
What’s the difference between compliment and complement?
Compliment: two words cause a lot of confusion and it’s well worth to spend a few minutes to know the difference between the two. A ‘complement’ is something that completes something else in some way. But, ‘compliment’ is a courteous remark that expresses admiration.
What is it called when you say something you don’t mean?
When you say something facetiously, you don’t really mean it — you’re joking.