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politically correct


exhibiting political correctness


pertaining adjective (relational/pertainym)


more politically correct


most politically correct

Original source:

Princeton WordNet


PC [acronym] | p.c. [acronym]

Definition references


Political correctness | politically correct | PC

a pejorative term which denotes language, ideas, policies, and behavior aimed at minimizing offense and discrimination against politically, socially or economically disadvantaged groups. These groups most prominently include those defined by gender,... (32 of 6454 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Political correctness

Collins Dictionary:

politically correct | political correctness [noun, derived]

demonstrating progressive ideals, especially by avoiding vocabulary that is considered offensive, discriminatory, or judgmental, especially concerning ... (16 of 370 words, 8 usage examples)


Cambridge Dictionary:

politically correct | PC [abbreviation] | political correctness [noun, derived]

describes someone who believes that language and actions which could be ... | describes a word or expression that is used instead of another one to ... (25 of 79 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples)



politically correct | PC [synonym, sense-specific] | P.C. [synonym, sense-specific] | politically incorrect [antonym, sense-specific]

[sometimes pejorative, language] Avoiding offense based on demographics especially race, sex, religion, ideology, sexuality, or social grouping | Used other than as an idiom. (23 of 71 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/politically correct

Macmillan British Dictionary:

politically correct

politically correct language or behaviour is not offensive, especially to people who have often been affected by discrimination (=unfair treatment) ; ... (21 of 70 words, 2 usage examples)



politically correct | political correctness [noun, related]

conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated (23 of 66 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/politically correct

American Heritage Dictionary:

politically correct | PC [abbreviation] | political correctness [noun, related]

Of, relating to, or supporting broad social, political, and educational ... | Being or perceived as being overconcerned with such change, often to the ... (23 of 50 words, 2 definitions)


Oxford Dictionary:

politically correct | incorrect

exhibiting (or failing to exhibit) political correctness (7 of 47 words, 1 usage example)


New World Dictionary:

politically correct | political correctness [noun, related]

conforming or adhering to what is regarded as orthodox liberal opinion on matters of sexuality, race, etc.: usually used disparagingly to connote ... (22 of 34 words)


Random House Dictionary:

politically correct | PC [abbreviation] | P.C. [abbreviation]

marked by or adhering to a typically progressive orthodoxy on issues involving especially race, gender, sexual affinity, or ecology. (19 of 24 words)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

personal computer | PC [abbreviation]

small but powerful computer primarily used in an office or home without the need to be connected to a larger computer. PCs evolved after the ... (25 of 249 words)


Encarta Dictionary:

politically correct | political correctness [noun, derived]

relating to or supporting the use of language or conduct that deliberately avoids giving offense, e.g. on the basis of ethnic origin or sexual ... (24 of 37 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861738200​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Cambridge Dictionary:

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

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Google Dictionary:

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