Definition of political correctness in English:

political correctness

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


[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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