Definition of political correctness in English:

political correctness

(also political correctitude)

noun

  • 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.

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

Pronunciation

political correctness

/pəˈlɪdəkəl kəˈrɛk(t)nəs//pəˈlidəkəl kəˈrek(t)nəs/