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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Summary: Political correctness curbs these negative impacts
Under regimes of political correctness, political correction is the typical response for those voicing "incorrect" opinions.
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It would appear that political correctness is alive and well at America in WWII.
Call me a snowflake or a woolly liberal but I rather like political correctness as an ideal, it's achieved lots of good things.
But it was not shortlisted amid reports that it fell victim to political correctness - with rumours that viewers might be offended by its portrayal of Germans as bumbling Nazis.
Leading exponents of political correctness were Stalin, Pol Pot, Hitler and the leaders of North Korea.
Cruz tied the issue to a larger one that is a key component to his campaign: political correctness.
Political correctness refers to language, actions and policies that are intended or designed to specifically not offend or disadvantage a particular group of people.
But the gassy euphemisms of political correctness and the language employed by Ralston - he said a Pacific Islander's appointment to the Springfield Police Advisory Committee "would just bring another minority element" to the panel - are not the only choices.
Political correctness or politically correct is a term used to describe the attitude or policy of being careful not to offend or upset any group of people in society who are believed to have a disadvantage.
Courage is required to denounce political correctness for the catastrophe that it is, so entrenched has it become amongst the Great and the Good, who have managed successfully to impose it on society in general, Time to reject it, and deposit it in the cesspit of history.