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political correctness Line breaks: pol¦it|ical cor¦rect|ness
(also political correctitude)

Definition of political correctness in English:


[mass noun]
The avoidance of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against: women like him for his civil rights stand and political correctness
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  • 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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