from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or supporting broad social, political, and educational change, especially to redress historical injustices in matters such as race, class, gender, and sexual orientation.
- adj. Being or perceived as being overconcerned with such change, often to the exclusion of other matters.
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- adj. Avoiding offense based on demographics especially race, sex, religion, ideology, sexuality, or social grouping
- adj. Used other than as an idiom.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. exhibiting political correctness
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And the more his critics carped, the more those critics played into the role he’d written for them-a band of out-of-touch, tax-and-spend, blame-America-first, politically correct elites.
“What disturbs me,” writes Jack Tucker from somewhere in cyberspace, “is the politically correct way that Senator Joseph Lieberman has to be referred to on television: ‘a Jewish person.’
If you have a specific cause for a short timetheres a local tornado in Omaha or a tsunami far awayits both humane and politically correct to respond.
I believe in evolution, scientific inquiry, and global warming; I believe in free speech, whether politically correct or politically incorrect, and I am suspicious of using government to impose anybody’s religious beliefs-including my own-on nonbelievers.
Go save that politically correct speech for the Harlem Boys Choir.
It was an open secret that Hilliard’s disability gave him a politically correct edge with them, though it clearly wasn’t intended.
Judge Hoffmeier’s mouth’s flattened to a politically correct line of disapproval.