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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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Boston, author of "Language on a Leash," a book of essays on language published by Editorial Experts, discussed his view on politically correct language and its effect, in the March 18, 1991 issue of The Editorial Eye.
The politically correct are instilling the fear of being labelled a racist if you dare say something that doesn't fit their agenda.
One of the latest attempts in the arena of this new, but not always correct language, is the selection by Lord Falconer to introduce his nice and politically correct, supposedly compassionate Bill using the term "assisted dying".
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.
Country singer Sydney, 67, added: "Life is getting so politically correct these days you're frightened to do anything.
These people who are making these sorts of politically correct decisions are causing a lot of unnecessary damage to the integration of faiths.
Politically Correct, known as PC for short, huffed and puffed and blew the nursery tale away.
Saint Patrick's Day (named for the Patron Saint of Ireland)--As we can't call it Lucky Leprechaun Day because that may offend some short people who are neither lucky nor affiliated with Leprechauns, and as the politically correct would be against alcohol usage being associated with Irishmen (okay, Irish people), which rules out "Irish Pub Day," and as the only thing the politically correct really seem to like about the day is all the green color that goes with it, we'll change the holiday to "Bring a Shrub to Work Day."
Let's be done with these politically correct non-jobbers and ensure that our contributions are spent on what the NHS is supposed to do; namely provide quality healthcare.
It might bemy imagination but it appears the politically correct think it's all right to make racist remarks about the Jewish faith, but only as long as we don't make any unpleasant remarks about Arab suicide bombers, who just seem to live in order to kill innocent people in terrorist acts.
Anglican leaders in the Midlands said the BNP was using misleading 'politically correct' stories as propaganda to promote its extreme views.
Progressively more politically correct to conform to society's demands, and better musical proficiency.

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