Definition of Political correctness

1. Noun. Avoidance of expressions or actions that can be perceived to exclude or marginalize or insult people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against.

Exact synonyms: Political Correctitude
Generic synonyms: Correctness
Antonyms: Political Incorrectness



Definition of Political correctness

1. Noun. Avoidance of expressions or actions that can be perceived to exclude or marginalize or insult people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against. ¹

2. Noun. The result or product of being politically correct. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Political Correctness

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politic
political
political action committee
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political boss
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political climate
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political conservative
political conservatives
political consumerism
political contribution
political correctitude
political correctness (current term)
political correctnesses
political detainee
political dissident
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Literary usage of Political correctness

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1. One America Indivisible: A National Conversation on American Pluralism and by Sheldon Hackney (1999)
"It reeks of "political correctness," a label whose power to stultify and to demonize is as real as it is undeserved.28 The Survey of American Political ..."

2. Asymmetric Marketing: Tossing the 'Chasm' in the Age of the Software Superpowers by Joseph E. Bentzel (2006)
"That's what I'm characterizing as digital political correctness. ... You could get away with digital political correctness during the bubble, when money was ..."

3. Developing a Law Enforcement Stress Program for Officers and Their Families by Peter Finn, Julie E. Tomz (1998)
"... training in universal precautions relating to contact with body fluids and proper search techniques.32 Cultural diversity and political correctness. ..."

4. Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web by David Weinberger (2002)
"And we get to shed the limits imposed by whatever level of "political correctness" we think has gone too far. Professionalism and knee- jerk political ..."

5. The World's New Fissures: Identities in Crisis by Vincent Cable (1994)
"At its worst, political correctness has become pedantic, oppressive and dogmatic: a vehicle ... political correctness is something which can be built on. ..."

6. Moon-o-theism: Religion of a War and Moon God Prophet, Volume II of II by Yoel Natan (2006)
"These terms (coined by this writer, Yoel Natan) are PC-ASS (Political Correctness—Acquired Self-debasement Syndrome) and PC- AIDS (Political ..."

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