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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

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

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



1936

First Known Use of politically correct

1936


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