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using euphemistic language, often extending a word or phrase by multiple syllables, in order to rid the word or phrase of its emotional connotation esp. when applied towards words or phrases that are discriminatory in nature.
"Political correctness has resulted in not referring to individuals as cripples anymore. They are now called physically challenged."
by ubermensch85 June 18, 2015
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oversensitivity about words, and confusion over the use of language. being unable to understand the concept of context. bothe liberals and conservatives are just as guilty: liberals come up with retarded, complicated terms for minorities (calling a person African-American who's never been to Africa and doesn't know the culture), while if you mention the downsides and and hypocrisies of a religion or its followers, conservatives will never cease riding your ass. cons also tend to get sore about four letter words (fuck, shit) that only substitute subtler terms.
I am black, and don't see how that term is offensive.

how is a little four letter word like "fuck" going to hurt anyone?
by M.star November 13, 2004
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1. Form of mind and language control devised by moronic left-wingers, achieved through deeming terms such as "fat", "black" and "short" to be taboo based upon ridiculous analogues to racist terminology. Potentially a real-life analogue of George Orwell's Newspeak (due to a mutual use of ideas derived from the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis).

2. Politically correct term for politically justified fascism.

3. State of eternal purgatory that would exist if the entirety of the universe were "politically correct", as nothing could possibly exist (alluded to by Jimbo in South Park, when he explains that the word "nay" could potentially be offensive to horses).
1. Thanks to political correctness, criminal profiling will eventually become a lost art form.

2. 'I considered myself to be a politically justified fascist, but was told that calling myself that could potentially be offensive to others who possessed similar beliefs. So, now, I am a "politically correct individual".'

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by SpaceWang August 14, 2009
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a platonic ideal, an abstraction, a form, an eternal immaterial underlying reality. Political correctness is an ideal whose standards are so unrealistic that no one has ever met them and all instances we encounter in this material world of it are but deformed and imperfect copies of that ideal. No novel is politically correct. No play is politically correct. No poem. No film. No song. No speech. No president. No talk show, organization or law is perfectly politically correct. And yet we are still punished for failing to meet its ungodly demands.
Shakespeare, Milton, Plato, Kant, D.H. Lawrence and Homer are but a few names in the hall of shame of political incorrectness. So what chance does an average Joe have of ever demonstrating pure political correctness?
by plato's heir December 17, 2009
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The ultimate tool in Liberal fascist's war against freedom of speech.
Me: Dang that guys short.

PC person: You should use political correctness and say he's vertically challgend.

Me: Dude......shut up!
by squrillyboy October 17, 2009
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Something you don't need to win 2016 Presidential election
by 32121 August 07, 2016
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A term used to hide the true meaning of a word or term, so that certain people, such as criminals and terrorists, will not get offended.

This is used mainly by politicians on the left side of the political spectrum, i.e. Democrats in the United States.
by RoundenBrown October 10, 2015
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