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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.

politically correct

adj
demonstrating progressive ideals, esp by avoiding vocabulary that is considered offensive, discriminatory, or judgmental, esp concerning race and gender. Abbreviation: PC
political correctness n

polit′ically correct′


adj.
marked by or adhering to a typically progressive orthodoxy on issues involving esp. race, gender, sexual affinity, or ecology. Abbr.: PC, P.C.
polit′ical correct′ness, n.
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Adj.1.politically correct - exhibiting political correctness

politically correct

adjective PC, ideologically sound politically correct language about minority groups
Translations
صَحيح سياسيّا
politicky správně
politically correctpoliticamente corretto
politicky korektnétakticky správne, politicky korektné
alınganlık doğurmayandiplomatikincelikli

politically correct

politically correct

adjpoliticamente corretto/a

politics

(ˈpolitiks) noun singular or plural
the science or business of, or ideas about, or affairs concerning, government.
poˈlitical adjective
of, or concerning, politics. for political reasons; political studies.
poˈlitically adverb
poˌlitically corˈrect adjective
(also PC) (of language or behaviour) that does not offend particular groups of people. It is politically correct to use `he or she', and not just `he', when you mean a man or a woman.
ˌpoliˈtician (-ˈtiʃən) noun
a person whose job is politics; a member of parliament.
political asylum
protection given by a government to a foreigner who has left his own country for political reasons.
political prisoner
a person who has been imprisoned for political reasons and not for any crime.
political ˈscience noun
a field of study dealing with politics, government and other political institutions.
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No, so we cannot be angels all the time in this badly politically correct world we have.
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It is believed that many churches are making changes to the original Christmas carols and even removing words like king, son and virgin, to make them politically correct.
This superstate will be increasingly intolerant and persecute those who question or reject any of its politically correct values, so tough times ahead for Bible-believing Christians.
But should one be heard calling the Revolutionary War a "civil war," people (even the politically correct crowd) would consider that person to be either historically ignorant or stupid.
Maybe it's just that smokers are the only minority it's politically correct to persecute.
The politically correct atmosphere on many of our nation's campuses can limit the rage of opinions offered in the classroom.
I will be able to sleep easy at night now I know my National Insurance contributions are being well spent on politically correct non-jobs, while our NHS crumbles around our ears.

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