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politically correct

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Conforming to a particular sociopolitical ideology or point of view, especially to a liberal point of view concerned with promoting tolerance and avoiding offense in matters of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation.

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  • adjective sometimes pejorative, of language Avoiding offense based on demographics especially race, sex, religion, ideology, sexuality, or social grouping
  • adjective Used other than as an idiom.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective exhibiting political correctness

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  • I am adding this phrase to Dumbisms because frankly I have had enough of it. Its usage has become so ingrained in the minds of to many people and at this moment I am having a hard time thinking of a time when I heard someone use it appropriately. Even when it is used correctly it is often in some context that makes me want to ask the speaker to please please stop talking now.

    June 20, 2008