Definition of political correctness in English:

political correctness

(also political correctitude)

noun

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’
    • ‘This isn't a matter of so-called political correctness, but of social decency.’
    • ‘People stopped being careful around him, and all their political correctness just slipped away.’
    • ‘And no other politician would dare to ruffle the petticoats of political correctness as he does.’
    • ‘I say that it is just another dose of political correctness from this Government.’
    • ‘Britain has changed because of the culture of political correctness perpetuated by the government.’
    • ‘Perhaps you feel as I do that it is political correctness gone mad.’
    • ‘But in truth political correctness hasn't so much gone gaga as gone mainstream.’
    • ‘Aggressive feminism and political correctness have filled the vacuum of religious authority.’
    • ‘Advertisers had argued that to ban the advertisements would be overzealous political correctness.’
    • ‘The crackdown on the sex industry in Taiwan is a matter of political correctness.’
    • ‘The pioneers of political correctness made people think twice before opening their stupid mouths.’
    • ‘It was not a mark of political correctness, but of social justice.’
    • ‘Most worrying in this changing political climate is the use of political correctness.’
    • ‘The failing of the left in this regard is many of their people are all about ideology and political correctness.’
    • ‘Carry on with the good work in the stand against political correctness.’
    • ‘The reason is that people know that political correctness is a real issue.’
    • ‘Whatever happened to political correctness in these days of feminist activism?’
    • ‘Every day I shake my head sadly as I hear yet more people complaining about political correctness gone mad.’
    • ‘The case for equal treatment is not about political correctness, but about human decency.’
    • ‘A further complication was the rigid political correctness being enforced by the Democrat hierarchy.’

Pronunciation

political correctness