Example sentences for: dispreferred

How can you use “dispreferred” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The dispreferred expression may be taboo, fearsome, distasteful, or for some other reason have too many negative connotations to felicitously execute Speaker's particular communicative intention on a given occasion.

  • an alternative to a dispreferred expression, in order to avoid possible loss of face: either one's own face or, through giving offense, that of the audience, or of some third party.

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