The act of speaking in a way or manner to please people in or about "select" categories; or making something undesireable feel inviting or less offensive.

"Select" possibly refering to but not limited to;
Religion, moral standards, holidays, race, sexual preference, intelligence, home or where one lives.
Not Politically Correct version;
Oh God! I ran over some faggity retarded black kid on my way through the hood headed to a Christmas party.
Politically Correct version;
Oh Almighty Religious Figure! I ran over some slightly homosexual looking mentally challenged African-American kid on my way through the financially challenged possibly dangerous part of town headed to a Winter Holiday party.
by how'd u get fat on welfare March 11, 2011
Sadly, forgetting the reason our country was founded.

Political correctness is:

The elevation of sensitivity over reality or fact.
America is at war - even though you are at the mall.
You are a United States Marine, at war in a country ten thousand miles away from home. You enter a villiage where Islamic fighters have just killed twelve people and gang raped all adult women and an 11 year old girl. You chase after them! They know you are following, ambush, fierce firefight, you are alive! they are dead. Do not make a video of pissing on their corpses because that would not be Politically correct.
by anotheramerican January 13, 2012
Deliberately inoffensive, as in language or behavior.

Exempli gratia - 'Little person' rather than 'dwarf', even in cases of dwarfism, where the term would be appropriate. Abbreviated as P.C. or B.S. Can be compared to doublespeak.

In an extreme case of stretching absurdly to be Politically Correct, an office once changed their "We're out" message so that the word 'manned' was replaced with the less ambiguous, but nonexistant word 'personned'.
by A Boy Named Sue Donym April 22, 2009
Blatant hypocrisy; promotion of language that conceals personal differences, promotion of the idea that identifying a person or group is distinctly different from the average population is the same as saying their is something insurmountably wrong with them. Promotion of the idea that bad historical events would reflect upon descendants who never knew the ancestors involved - therefore the events never happened or are offensive reminders of a personal defect; promotion of the idea that average is sacred and all people should be considered equal in ability or personal characteristics...unless they are overweight, rich, or in some other way not complying with political programs promoting standards of achievable attractiveness or equal division of wealth.
Its not politically correct to use the word word "crippled" because it identifies someone as possibly being different in ability or method of performing a skill or physical action -- despite the fact that not being crippled would not grant you specific skills or ability and that some 'cripples' make adaptation to certain skills and others do not.

Its not politically correct to mention slavery because the existence of such history is not just historical circumstances involving ancestors no modern person met -- under PC philosophy reminder of such history is a violent personal confrontation about implied inherent shortcomings in descendants of slavery and people of the same color or nationality as past slavery owners have lost all right to discuss the issue due to their inherited guilt ...even though they may not even have had ancestors holding pro-slavery opinions let alone had direct ancestral indoctrination.

Its not politically correct to say a crowd of Jews asked the Romans to crucify Jesus for false claims of being the Messiah -- because if true somehow all modern Jews are guilty of the "crimes" of theirs ancestors (really weird when there is only a 0.0001% chance their ancestors might have even been there). Opinions and self-interests of Jews are not allowed to change over 2000 tears - therefore based on a survey of modern Jews this could never have happened.
by mortree January 13, 2012
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
It is not a law, thus a way of speaking to others and could be a masquerade way of telling a lie, or truth.
Speaking politically correct can be deceptive in it's on. Speaking in such a way that hides the real truth.
by btcsc August 20, 2010
Not calling someone on their mistakes for fear of offending someone. For example, one would be politically correct by letting people kill fetus children because they don't want abortionists to be mad at them.
That politically correct jerk was too much of a wuss to say something when marijuana was legalized.
by DJ Pats November 16, 2011

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