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politically correct

adjective

Simple Definition of politically correct

  • : agreeing with the idea that people should be careful to not use language or behave in a way that could offend a particular group of people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of politically correct

  1. :  conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated

political correctness

noun

Examples of politically correct in a sentence

  1. He later realized that his response was not politically correct.



1936

First Known Use of politically correct

1936


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