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Its a word I've forgotten, but its a way of describing someone which is tactful and diplomatic. Like "Instead of saying she's quick to anger, I would say she's passionate, which is a _____ way of describing her."

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"Instead of saying she's quick to anger, I would say she's passionate, which is a charitable way of describing her."

charitable TFD

lenient or forbearing in judging others

As in:

The disagreement was described charitably as a “frank discussion,” but witnesses described it as a knock down-drag out shouting match.

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Euphemistic? Merriam-Webster defines that as:

the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant

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Polite?

[Definition:] (https://www.thefreedictionary.com/polite)

Marked by or showing consideration for others and observance of accepted social usage.

That sounds like diplomatic or tactful.

Here are some other options that might work.

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