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sugarcoat (something)

To say, explain, or present something in a manner that is easier to accept, understand, cope with, or endure. Don't sugarcoat it for me, Doc—is my wife going to make it? My grandmother was never one to sugarcoat her criticisms. If she thought you had messed up, she would tell you in no uncertain terms.
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sugarcoated

Said, explained, or presented in a manner that is easier to accept, understand, cope with, or endure. Stop giving me sugarcoated responses whenever I ask about the state of the project. I need to know how it's actually progressing! It doesn't have to be sugarcoated, but you should aim to be a bit more empathetic when you deliver a prognosis to one of you patients.
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sugarcoated

mod. palatable; inoffensive; easy to take. Math is so sugarcoated these days. Even I could learn it.
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Singles such as What a Lovely Dance and Play The Hits are breezy, sugarcoated pop, while closer Comin' Right Over adds a textured, psychedelic feel.
His was a reaction toward realism from what he felt was the sugarcoated prettiness and emptiness of the Maryinsky Ballet in St.
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and, against my mother's objections, returned with a big bag of sugarcoated sweetbread from the Mexican bakery.
With no finishing or glazing necessary, the Croquante simply bakes-off in just 18 minutes and the sugarcoated topping, combined with sliced hazelnut, caramelises to create a lovely brittle texture.
However, the hardship endured on Shackleton's adventure is in no way sugarcoated by Hooper, who tells it rather matter-of-factly: "The last of the dogs were shot -- there wasn't enough food for them.
Under the smiling, sugarcoated tourist trap facade lies a complicated web of deceit, greed and murder.
The artist's untroubled creative id was particularly vivid in the dozens of discrete objects that populated a wall of small shelves, delicately cloddish sculptures looking like something from the workroom of Franz West's little sister: tiny houses and containers and doll-like protuberances, all made from ad hoc combinations of craft-basket bits and bobs in taffy pinks, baby blues, and creamy yellows, sewn and glued and pinned together, then sugarcoated with glitter and lace.