sugarcoat

verb sug·ar·coat \ ˈshu̇-gər-ˌkōt \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of sugarcoat

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

Examples of sugarcoat in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of sugarcoat

back-formation from sugarcoated


SUGARCOAT Defined for English Language Learners

sugarcoat

verb

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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