Definition of sugarcoat
1 : to coat with sugar
2 : to make superficially attractive or palatable
Examples of sugarcoat in a Sentence
She has very strong opinions, and she doesn't try to sugarcoat them.
Recent Examples of sugarcoat from the Web
Our collective tendency to soften or sugarcoat the cruel, damaging, and aggressive behavior of predatory men is what allows so many of them to get away with it.
Jim Ayello/IndyStar PLYMOUTH, Wisconsin -- Robert Wickens isn’t going to sugarcoat it.
PERSPECTIVES No sugarcoating it -- the Minnesota Timberwolves FLEECED the Chicago Bulls.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Robert Wickens isn’t going to sugarcoat it.
There is no way to sugarcoat what has happened to the Orioles pitching staff this season … and the fact that probably nothing can be done about it.
Even so, some Republicans weren’t bothering to sugarcoat the outcome.
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Origin and Etymology of sugarcoat
back-formation from sugarcoated
First Known Use: 1858See Words from the same year
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Definition of sugarcoat for English Language Learners
: to talk about or describe (something) in a way that makes it seem more pleasant or acceptable than it is
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