Definition of Sugarcoat in English :

Define Sugarcoat in English

Sugarcoat meaning in English

Meaning of Sugarcoat in English

Pronunciation of Sugarcoat in English

Sugarcoat pronunciation in English

Pronounce Sugarcoat in English


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1. candy, glaze, sugarcoat

coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze

2. sugarcoat

cause to appear more pleasant or appealing

Example Sentences:
'The mayor did not sugarcoat the reality of the tax cuts'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of sugarcoat
verb transitive
to cover or coat with sugar
to make (something disagreeable) seem more acceptable or less unpleasant, as by using flattery, euphemism, etc.

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tr.v. sug·ar·coat·ed, sug·ar·coat·ing, sug·ar·coats
1. To cause to seem more appealing or pleasant: a sentimental treatment that sugarcoats a harsh reality.
2. To coat with sugar: sugarcoat a pill.

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