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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of sugar-coat.
  • adj. Alternative spelling of sugarcoated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Coated with sugar: as, a sugar-coated pill; hence, made palatable, in any sense.

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

  • adj. encrusted with sugar or syrup


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  • The numbers belie the claims being made on Capitol Hill that Democrats were dragged into signing off on what one lawmaker described as a "sugar-coated Satan sandwich," with the creditworthiness of the United States on the line.

  • So far Mr. Sarkozy's case has vacillated between threats against the opponents of his reforms and sugar-coated talk of "solidarity" that's intended to mask the measures 'intent.

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  • At this point, things like Seth Godin's sugar-coated corporate speak emerge.


  • This is less a kids' romp than a hymn to early cinema – sugar-coated with a junior steampunk adventure revolving around an Parisian orphan and his mystery automaton.

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  • More than one reviewer praised it highly, and if you want to introduce your kids to America's classical music, it's the jazz equivalent of a sugar-coated lollipop with something to chew on at its core.

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  • While Chartwells promises super-nutritious meals of cereal, fruit, milk and eggs, if their current lunch offerings are any indication of what's to come, kids will likely be eating sugar-coated, carbon-dated cereals and fruit cups, high fat-hormone riddled chocolate milk, and processed egg McMuffins.

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  • For her third Slow Food Fast contribution, Ms. Waters shares a recipe for stone fruit starch-free tree fruits with hard pits with sugar-coated berries.

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  • Colorful, sugar-coated marshmallow Peeps are synonymous with Easter.

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  • Why, when a huge percent of this country is morbidly obese, when heart disease is the leading cause of death, when diabetes is epidemic, when we know that fat-filled, sugar-coated crap is killing us -- why do we go ga-ga for gluttony?

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  • Berry always liked to look her best and was usually sporting a new piece of jewelry that she made herself from sparkling sugar-coated fruit chews.

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