…while euphemizing itself to the point of misrecognizability.
Distinctions. A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste. 1984
(from «Google Books»)
Quote in Context:
…So the fundamental opposition constantly supports second, third or nth rank oppositions (those which underlie the ‘purest’ ethical or aesthetic judgements, with their high or low sentiments, their facile or difficult notions of beauty, their light or heavy styles etc.), while euphemizing itself to the point of misrecognizability.