Definition of 'political correctness'
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Western leaders are paralysed by political correctness. The Sun (2016)This is not a call for political correctness in sport. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is always the blurred edge between being nice to people and political correctness. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He threw caution and political correctness to the wind. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What matters more than obsessing over details is being clear that you will not be bound by squeamish political correctness. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Political correctness is a good thing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have become depraved, with too much stress on political correctness. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Terrible, really, what political correctness has done to us. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His tweets also offer reminders, should we need them, of his magisterial political correctness. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Judges are supposed to do courses in political correctness. KANDAHAR COCKNEY: A Tale of Two Worlds (2004)He has announced he will no longer perform on university campuses because of political correctness. The Sun (2016)So why have the forces of political correctness destroyed his career? The Sun (2010)The top awards are going to comparative flops at the box office as political correctness sweeps the world of the big screen. The Sun (2006)He said what he felt needed to be said and felt no need to run it through the filter of political correctness. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I suppose that we all see this as a sort of running joke about political correctness. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If such terms are adopted here, the forces of political correctness will then turn their attention to others. The Sun (2012)So now it's political correctness, forgetting our own history and playing on computers. The Sun (2009)But hey... let's not let their feelings get in the way of political correctness. The Sun (2014)I said I thought the trend was something to do with political correctness. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)
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Translations for 'political correctness'
British English: political correctness NOUN
Political correctness is the attitude or policy of being extremely careful not to offend or upset any group of people in society.
In some sectors, where political correctness is a powerful force, I've been criticized for that.
- American English: political correctness
- Brazilian Portuguese: politicamente correto
- Chinese: 政治正确
- European Spanish: corrección política
- French: politiquement correct
- German: politische Korrektheit
- Italian: l'essere politicamente corretto
- Japanese: 政治的正しさ
- Korean: 정치적 정당성
- European Portuguese: politicamente correto
- Spanish: corrección política
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