sugarcoat


sug·ar·coat

transitive verb \ˈsh-gər-ˌkōt\

: to talk about or describe (something) in a way that makes it seem more pleasant or acceptable than it is

Full Definition of SUGARCOAT

1
:  to coat with sugar
2
:  to make superficially attractive or palatable

Examples of SUGARCOAT

  1. She has very strong opinions, and she doesn't try to sugarcoat them.

Origin of SUGARCOAT

back-formation from sugarcoated
First Known Use: 1858

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