sugarcoat

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transitive verb sug·ar·coat \ˈshu̇-gər-ˌkōt\

Definition of sugarcoat

  1. 1 :  to coat with sugar

  2. 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.

Origin and Etymology of sugarcoat

back-formation from sugarcoated


First Known Use: 1858


SUGARCOAT Defined for English Language Learners

sugarcoat

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transitive verb sug·ar·coat \ˈshu̇-gər-ˌkōt\

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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