Definition of politically correct in English:

politically correct

(also incorrect)

adjective

  • Exhibiting (or failing to exhibit) political correctness.

    ‘it is not politically correct to laugh at speech impediments’
    • ‘Labour has made it politically incorrect to have a view on these sorts of things.’
    • ‘I see these covert mechanisms as being akin to the development of politically correct language.’
    • ‘Respect for the other is a key value in the official language of our modern, politically correct world.’
    • ‘He's asking you to laugh at things that are politically incorrect.’
    • ‘The twisted, subterranean, politically incorrect world of racism has reared its ugly head.’
    • ‘Is it politically correct or socially valid to separate individuals according to gender?’
    • ‘We need frontiers of plain-speaking, even it's politically incorrect.’
    • ‘Is the source of my social ineptitude my use of politically incorrect terms and faux-feelings of identification with minority groups?’
    • ‘Modern politically correct language often hides the significance of an act.’
    • ‘But the great relief for me is that, in liberal circles, it will no longer be politically incorrect to say no.’
    • ‘I know it's politically incorrect and guess what, under the circumstance I don't care.’
    • ‘After the revolution, to be politically incorrect meant a death warrant.’
    • ‘I think many of those promoting it are using nauseatingly politically correct language.’
    • ‘When people meet socially they don't always act or speak in a politically correct manner.’
    • ‘This bill is a quick attempt to become part of the international politically correct community.’
    • ‘His dramatic Pentagon briefings caught the mood of the American public with his unashamed politically incorrect language.’
    • ‘Marco, I consider most things in this country labeled as politically incorrect to be utter nonsense.’
    • ‘It was, however, considered by the campus lefties to be politically incorrect and implied racism if you ever brought the issue up.’
    • ‘You can't even talk plain everyday facts anymore without someone telling you that you have been politically incorrect.’
    • ‘In our liberal, politically correct country it is quite legal to butcher animals in this way.’
    socialist, communist, communistic, bolshevik, leftist, anti-capitalist
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Pronunciation:

politically correct

/pəˌlidək(ə)lē kəˈrekt/