political correctness

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politically correct

adj. Abbr. PC
Conforming to a particular sociopolitical ideology or point of view, especially to a liberal point of view concerned with promoting tolerance and avoiding offense in matters of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation.

political correctness n.

political correctness

- Can be an insult, accusation, joke, or the name of an effort to change a society by means of wide-ranging but often small-scale cultural reform.
See also related terms for insult.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.political correctness - avoidance of expressions or actions that can be perceived to exclude or marginalize or insult people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against
correctness - the quality of conformity to social expectations
political incorrectness - the use of expressions or actions that can be perceived to exclude or marginalize or insult groups who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against
Translations
politikai korrektség
References in periodicals archive ?
OTHER moves that have been termed as politcal correctness include changing the 'manned' signs on the Mersey tunnels for 'staffed'.