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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Meanwhile, Boris said calls to ban bullfighting were political correctness gone mad.
It's incredible and I'm afraid it's more political correctness gone mad.
Despite her experience as a broadcaster on Radio Five Live, many male, and some female, fans felt uncomfortable with what they claimed was political correctness gone mad.
The National Parents Council is an example of political correctness gone mad.
It is not political correctness gone mad, it is the politicians doing the job they are supposed to do.
This is not just another example of political correctness gone mad, but commonsense flying out the window.
One potential tenant, who received the form last week, said: "This is political correctness gone mad.
HEALTH bosses are sticking to a ban on the word dad in a childbirth guide - despite complaints that it is political correctness gone mad.
It is political correctness gone mad saying they should raise the age.
HUDDERSFIELD is the only town to have fallen victim to the political correctness gone mad at the time when Kirklees was created and was eradicated from the road signs.
Having spent an hour in the park, I can honestly say that I witnessed political correctness gone mad.
Playwright Christopher Hampton said: "It's bureaucracy and political correctness gone mad.