Definition of politically correct in English:

politically correct

Syllabification: po·lit·i·cal·ly cor·rect
Pronunciation: /pəˈlitik(ə)lē kəˈrekt
 
/
(or incorrect)

adjective

  • Exhibiting (or failing to exhibit) political correctness: it is not politically correct to laugh at speech impediments
    More example sentences
    • His dramatic Pentagon briefings caught the mood of the American public with his unashamed politically incorrect language.
    • I see these covert mechanisms as being akin to the development of politically correct language.
    • Modern politically correct language often hides the significance of an act.
    Synonyms
    unoffensive, nondiscriminatory, unbiased, neutral, appropriate, nonpartisan
    informal PC

More definitions of politically correct

Definition of politically correct in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea