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politically correct

Describing statements or behavior that is careful to avoid offensive or insensitive content. Our CEO is constantly being criticized in the media because he rarely makes politically correct speeches.
See also: correct

politically correct

Also, PC or p.c. Showing an effort to make broad social and political changes to redress injustices caused by prejudice. It often involves changing or avoiding language that might offend anyone, especially with respect to gender, race, or ethnic background. For example, Editors of major papers have sent out numerous directives concerning politically correct language . This expression was born in the late 1900s, and excesses in trying to conform to its philosophy gave rise to humorous parodies.
See also: correct

poˌlitically corˈrect

(abbr. PC) used to describe language or behaviour that deliberately tries to avoid offending particular groups of people: These days everybody has to be politically correct. I even heard someone the other day calling a short person ‘vertically challenged’!
See also: correct
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But the eminent question is whether incorporating political correctness in your speech limits your right to free speech within a democracy?
I mention the Soviet and Sino-Communist sources of political correctness not to invoke a Red Scare but rather to note that the contemporary "social justice" movement is marked by the same impulses.
Editor's note: If political correctness is an offense committed by overzealous partisans on one side, overzealous partisanship pushing back from the other is no better.
What's worked for Jesus here is that he didn't say: "Live your life by being politically correct - it'll make the world a much more pleasant place to live", so nobody's really realised that political correctness was his central command.
Twenty years ago Stan D Gaede of Gordon College, author of When Tolerance Is No Virtue: Political Correctness, Multiculturalism and the Future of Truth and Justice, wrote: "The problem with the current approach .
50 of my cash every year to an organisation that promotes a level of political correctness that should have been knocked out long ago.
Political correctness has made the inadequate fear their own shadows.
To those proponents of political correctness, we wonder if being "PC" has finally gone one step too far.
With a little imagination, contemporary believers can anachronize some of these notions of political correctness into the ancient Near Eastern world to see how the persons featured in today's.
Political correctness has brought about a new vocabulary of words into our culture with terms like homophobic, multicultural, Eurocentric, disadvantaged, physically challenged, carbon footprint, sex worker, lookism, fattist, phallocentric, waitron, wimmin, differently abled, and DWEM (dead white European males).
Apparently there is an all-encompassing conspiracy against them by people of all backgrounds and cultures all marching under the banner of political correctness.
Give us what we the public want and not this silly nanny state of political correctness we seem to have to endure.
MINISTER Hazel Blears is declaring war on political correctness and its grip on British culture.
But it took a Democratic president with a Democratic congress for political correctness to wreck the financial industry.
After 10 years of experimenting, it is time to move away from the failed secular doctrine of political correctness towards re-establishing Christian morality in our nation's schools and public life.