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It's this upside-down world that we live in where we afford political correctness to the most intolerant group of individuals on the planet.
Vince Flynn

Meaning of "political correctness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

political correctness  [pəˈlɪtɪkəl kəˈrɛktnɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

noun
adjective
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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Political correctness is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES POLITICAL CORRECTNESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Political correctness

Political correctness is a term that refers to enforced language, ideas, or policies that address perceived discrimination against political, social or economical groups. These groups most prominently include those defined by gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age and disability. Historically, the term was a colloquialism used in the early-to-mid 20th century by Communists and Socialists in political debates, referring pejoratively to the Communist "party line", which provided for "correct" positions on many matters of politics. The term was adopted in the later 20th century by the New Left, applied with a certain humour to condemn sexist or racist conduct as "not politically correct". By the early 1990s, the term was adopted by US conservatives as a pejorative term for all manner of attempts to promote multiculturalism and identity politics, particularly, attempts to introduce new terms that sought to leave behind discriminatory baggage ostensibly attached to older ones, and conversely, to try to make older ones taboo.

Definition of political correctness in the English dictionary

The definition of political correctness in the dictionary is political correctness is the attitude or policy of being extremely careful not to offend or upset any group of people in society who have a disadvantage, or who have been treated differently because of their sex, race, or disability.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH POLITICAL CORRECTNESS


appropriateness
əˈprəʊprɪɪtnɪs
brightness
ˈbraɪtnɪs
compactness
kəmˈpæktnɪs
completeness
kəmˈpliːtnɪs
correctness
kəˈrɛktnɪs
directness
daɪˈrɛktnɪs
eyewitness
ˈaɪˌwɪtnɪs
fitness
ˈfɪtnɪs
greatness
ˈɡreɪtnɪs
hotness
ˈhɒtnɪs
indirectness
ˌɪndɪˈrektnɪs
lightness
ˈlaɪtnɪs
robustness
rəʊˈbʌstnɪs
shortness
ˈʃɔːtnɪs
softness
ˈsɒftnɪs
strictness
ˈstrɪktnɪs
succinctness
səkˈsɪŋktnɪs
tightness
ˈtaɪtnɪs
unperfectness
ʌnˈpɜːfɪktnɪs
witness
ˈwɪtnɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

political
political action committee
political asylum
political commissar
political convention
political economy
political football
political geography
political incorrectness
political party
political prisoner
political science
political scientist
politicalise
politicalize
politically
politically correct
politically incorrect
politically motivated
politically-minded

WORDS THAT END LIKE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

adeptness
aptness
aquafitness
bear witness
bluntness
business
deftness
expert witness
flatness
incorrectness
inertness
justness
physical fitness
pleasantness
promptness
quietness
sweetness
tartness
unfitness
vastness
wetness

Synonyms and antonyms of political correctness in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «political correctness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

Find out the translation of political correctness to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of political correctness from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «political correctness» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

政治正确
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

corrección política
570 millions of speakers

English

political correctness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

राजनैतिक शुद्धता
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الصواب السياسي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

политкорректность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

politicamente correto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাজনৈতিক সম্মেলন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

politiquement correct
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Konvensyen politik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

politische Korrektheit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

政治的正しさ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정치적 정당성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Konvensi politik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chính trị đúng đắn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அரசியல் மாநாடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राजकीय परिषद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Siyasi kongre
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

l´essere politicamente corretto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

polityczna poprawność
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

політкоректність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

corectitudinea politică
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πολιτική ορθότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

politieke korrektheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

politisk korrekthet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

politisk korrekthet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of political correctness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POLITICAL CORRECTNESS»

The term «political correctness» is quite widely used and occupies the 46.696 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «POLITICAL CORRECTNESS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about political correctness

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10 QUOTES WITH «POLITICAL CORRECTNESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word political correctness.
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Robert Agostinelli
The social disease of political correctness has entered daily life, inverting good to bad and attempting to rewrite proud histories as an imposition of white supremacy for which we all should make contrition.
2
Clive Anderson
I think political correctness is a moving line.
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Jacques Barzun
Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.
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Marcus Brigstocke
Political correctness is as exploitable as any other progressive ideal, but its aim is to stifle the incessant noise of those who flap their careless lips without a thought about those they might offend and why that might be important.
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Marcus Brigstocke
Britain is obsessed with political correctness.
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Tammy Bruce
My friendships and relationships in the conservative world are not predicated on political correctness and enforced conformity of thought. They are based, instead, on mutual respect, honesty and understanding - concepts many modern liberals should consider revisiting.
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Eric Cantor
Whether it's people walking off 'The View' when Bill O'Reilly makes a statement about radical Islam or Juan Williams being fired for expressing his opinion, over-reaching political correctness is chipping away at the fundamental American freedoms of speech and expression.
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Benjamin Carson
I detest politics, to be honest with you. It's a cesspool. And I don't think I would fare well in that cesspool because I don't believe in political correctness and I certainly don't believe in dishonesty.
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Joe Eszterhas
I worry that we are approaching a time when that which is shocking is squeezed out by the Stalinism of political correctness.
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Vince Flynn
It's this upside-down world that we live in where we afford political correctness to the most intolerant group of individuals on the planet.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POLITICAL CORRECTNESS»

Discover the use of political correctness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to political correctness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Political Correctness: A History of Semantics and Culture
In this carefully researched, thought-provoking book, Geoffrey Hughes examines the trajectory of political correctness and its impact on public life.
Geoffrey Hughes, 2011
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Beyond Political Correctness: Social Transformation in the ...
" But he contends that the left handicaps itself with political correctness, and that frank analysis of taboo topics requires us to move beyond the traditional dichotomy of left and right.
Michael S. Cummings, 2001
3
Political Correctness: For and Against
In Political Correctness: For and Against, two prominent philosophers engage each other in a forthright debate over some of the centrally disputed topics in the controversy now being waged on college campuses across the nation.
Marilyn Friedman, Jan Narveson, 1995
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You Can't Say That!: The Growing Threat to Civil Liberties ...
In a misguided attempt to eradicate every vestige of discrimination in our society, activists and courts are using antidiscrimination laws to erode civil liberties such as free speech, the free exercise of religion, and freedom of ...
David E. Bernstein, 2003
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The Myth of Political Correctness: The Conservative Attack ...
"John Wilson shows in copious and devastating detail that, as obnoxious as Political Correctness of the Left has sometimes been, the Political Correctness of the Right is far more pervasive, virulent, and well-funded--as well as virtually ...
John K. Wilson, 1995
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Society Against Itself: Political Correctness and ...
This is done in the name of a higher morality, which demands compensatory love for those who have been deprived of love in the past by the father and his organizations, who should be hated and destroyed.The author looks at how anti-oedipal ...
Howard S. Schwartz, 2010
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Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the ...
Until Proven Innocent is the only book that covers all five aspects of the case (personal, legal, academic, political, and media) in a comprehensive fashion.
Stuart Taylor, Jr., K. C. Johnson, 2010
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The Rape of the Masters: How Political Correctness Sabotages Art
""The Rape of the Masters"" exposes the charlatanry that fuels much academic art history and leaks into the art world generally, affecting galleries, museums and catalogues.
Roger Kimball, 2013
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P.c., M.d.:
Drawing on a wealth of information PC, M.D. documents for the first time what happens when the tenets of political correctness-including victimology, multiculturalism, rejection of fixed truths and individual autonomy-are allowed to enter ...
Sally Satel, 2008
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Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political ...
A university psychiatrist contends that college policies about free choice and sex education are promoting student vulnerability and victimization, in a provocative account that argues that today's college health-care practitioners should ...
Miriam Grossman, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POLITICAL CORRECTNESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term political correctness is used in the context of the following news items.
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AUDIO INTERVIEW: Who's Afraid of Political Correctness? Not This …
Wicomico County, Maryland Sheriff Michael A. Lewis has grabbed the national stage recently with his no-nonsense, politically-incorrect ... «American Free Press, Jul 15»
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Free-thinking Americans like Sheriff Joe Arpaio struggle against …
Political correctness always runs in the opposite direction. It says that ... But political correctness doesn't care what's in the constitution. What we ... «Paris Post Intelligencer, Jul 15»
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Truth 'trumped' by political correctness
Donald Trump was recently vilified for his remarks about Mexican immigrants. While he may not have been 'politically correct' - PC - was he ... «The Nation, Jul 15»
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Conservative groups offer alternative to new wave of political
A new wave of progressivism and political correctness in U.S. schools -- highlighted by “trigger warnings” and “safe zones” -- has conservative ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
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Toni Morrison Summed Up What Some Are Getting Wrong About …
In a 1994 interview with journalist Claudia Dreifus, Toni Morrison nailed the trouble with America's mocking tone about political correctness:. «Mic, Jul 15»
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10 Television Shows The Political Correctness Police Are Trying To …
Everyday, there is something new that the Left pretends be outraged about. Lately, it has become innocent hobbies, movies, television shows ... «The Hayride, Jul 15»
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Robotic political correctness is ruining our society
But I wonder where we are going under the tyranny of a political correctness that is killing common sense, language, spontaneity and genuine ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
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Colin Quinn On Political Correctness, Old New York, And "Bland" De …
We sat down with Quinn to discuss how political correctness affects comedy—New York Story focuses extensively on the different ethnic and ... «Gothamist, Jul 15»
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Margaret Cho and Seth Meyers Talk the Golden Globes, Political
Margaret Cho and Seth Meyers Talk the Golden Globes, Political Correctness, and Joan Rivers on 'Late Night'. By Megh Wright July 22, 2015 ... «Splitsider, Jul 15»
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Political correctness is fuelling homegrown extremism, claims proud …
BRITAIN'S culture of political correctness is fuelling a worrying rise in homegrown extremism, a leading Muslim voice has warned today. «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Political correctness [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/political-correctness>. Jun 2020 ».
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