politically correct

adjective
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of politically correct

: 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.

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First Known Use of politically correct

1934

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POLITICALLY CORRECT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of politically correct for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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