Definition of political correctness in English:

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political correctness

Pronunciation: /pəˈlidəkəl kəˈrek(t)nəs/
(also political correctitude)


The avoidance, often considered as taken to extremes, of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against.
Example sentences
  • This isn't a matter of so-called political correctness, but of social decency.
  • It was not a mark of political correctness, but of social justice.
  • Advertisers had argued that to ban the advertisements would be overzealous political correctness.

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Syllabification: po·lit·i·cal cor·rect·ness

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