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
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The Politically Correctness Focus on Terms Rather Than on Intent
But this is still politically correctness gone mad from a country where people spend every December in swimming trunks round a barbecue.
And Mrs Potter said politically correctness and a fear "they will be branded football hooligans" was behind others' reluctance to get out the flags and fully mark the occasion.

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