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1. (adj.) placing emphasis on other people's emotions and feelings so as not to cause offense. See also PC.

2. Intentionally limiting what could be freely stated to prevent sociopolitical accusations of bigotry.

3. An attempt to justify limitations on free speech by citing perceived offenses to others sensibilities, even if the "others" are not the people the comment was directed at.

4. Taking a position which is politically beneficial in the short term or to prevent accusations of misconduct.
"Quit being so politically correct and call a spade a spade!"

"We are not using the term queer or faggot to describe homosexuals anymore. They find it offensive and we need to be PC."
by Alkavian July 03, 2012
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1.
A way that we speak in America so we don't offend whining pussies.
Only pathetically weak people that don't have the balls to say what they feel and mean are politically correct pussies.
by Superior Intellect October 05, 2004
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2.
1. The laws of moral and ethical relativism; all systems of cultures and thought are equal in value, steming from a perceived guilt from white liberals who believe that the Western Civilization is the root of all evil to the exclusion of all else.

2. A powerful form of censorship.

abbr: PC
Political correctness has a basic flaw. If all views are equal, why do some who embrace this view feel the need to push this agenda as the "correct" one at the same time demonizing other views as "incorrect"?
by tradesman March 31, 2003
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3.
The idealogy of weird left wing liberals who want society to be nothing but accepting of all perverts and freaks everywhere. The main basis is not to offend anyone with one little incorrect word.
Jamal was offended by me calling him a perverted gay fairy black boy all stung out on crack. The politically correct thing to say would be that Jamal is leading an acceptable alternative lifestyle as an african-american homosexual who has the disease of drug addiction.
by John J. Cock Oiler July 26, 2003
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4.
A method of controlling and dictating public speech and thought.


See: Newspeak in George Orwell's 1984

Acronym: PC
by PsYcHo_FiSh March 21, 2003
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Movement in America founded on well-meaning intentions to promote equality in language and representation of diverse groups. However, this has now been oversimplified and misused by politicians in their attempt to win the favour of as many "minority" and interest groups as possible.

The struggle to be "politically correct" has made common people easily irritable and oversensitive to the words of others and their own words. It has created a society that walks on eggshells and that has difficulty being personal with each other because coworkers and potential friends can't joke around for fear of offending the other.
The use of the word "American" to describe the United States is being written out of U.S. History and Government textbooks for fear of it being "politically incorrect" and offensive to South Americans and Canadians.

Quoting a friend: "Someone shouted at me today for making fun of Jews. He said it was politically incorrect. That was before he found out that I was Jewish, and making fun of ourselves is a part of Jewish culture."

Soon first-year high school and college students will be called "freshpersons" to be politically correct.
by Elizabeth January 15, 2005
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Censorship, where people try to stop you from saying what you want. If we keep doing this the world will be boring.

Examples/Questions:

1. Do black people even want to be called African American? I mean I'm White and I sure as hell don't want to be called caucasian.

2. People act like saying "There are illegal immigrants" is racist. Even if you don't say anything negative they turn it into something racist.

3. Commenting about race is not racist. "I like that Black girl, she's really funny and cool" is not racist.

4. People who are fat become "curvy". No people who are 400 lbs are round NOT curvy, just because you can't admit your fat doesn't mean you become sexy. I am 6 feet tall, I have accepted the fact that I am tall for my age and I don't call myself "vertically advanced" or some shit like that.

5. It stops people from saying what they want. People are afraid to offend anyone so they don't bring up any major issues.

6. It causes ignorance. People will refer to black people in Africa as African Americans. WTF? they don't live in America, they are just African. I have heard this numerous times by my peers.

7. How is oriental offensive? I don't know how it is but if any asian people could clear it up that would be appreciated.

8. It causes conflict/problems for the real people. People who live in reality and comment on major issues are disregarded as racists and crazies, while they are the people with the legitimant points.

9. If we all keep being politically correct than no one will say anything new or inventive, no body will make music that reflects reality, poems will not be written about real life, and people will be afraid to speak up.

10. It stops people from saying the truth. I am not afraid to call African Americans black or complain that Illegal immigration is a problem for America. Those are truths, if you can't deal with them than your fuckin retarded.
Me: Yo I'm dating this black girl and she agrees that Mexican illegals are a problem for America.

Politically Correct: I am dating an African American women and she agrees Hispanic immigrants are an issue for the United States of America.
by jersey kid November 19, 2007
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people who try so hard to say the right thing they end up just looking like twats
that kiddies programme with the little purple dinosaur. theres the asian kid, the ginger kid, the african kid, the kid in the wheelchair and the big fat fuck of a dinosaur
by monkey_nuts November 21, 2004
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