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1. The term for any word or phrase that doesn't offend a group of people.
2. A phrase that both liberals, and conservatives, use to bash each other with, as evidenced repeatedly on this page.
3. The one thing most people on this page have no intention of trying to be.
Conservative: Merry Christmas! Oh! I'm sorry, is that politically correct these days?

Liberal: It is not politically correct, bigot.

Example two:
Conservative: Illegal Aliens are wetbacks.
Liberal: "Wetback" is not a politically correct term.

In all actuality, being politically correct means trying to be aware of things that can be offensive, degrading, or improper to say to other people. We try to be better people, and make others comfortable around us, as befits decent manners. Intentionally being politically INCORRECT, OR bashing others for mistakenly, or erroneously, being politically incorrect, is NOT politically correct. Grab a book of etiquette, and check it out.
by CoEvolution November 04, 2014
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Euphemism - an insidious guilt-trip placed on everyone so that reasonable people are afraid to say what everybody thinks.

Due to our society's delusional concept "Political Correctness" people are afraid to say completely reasonable things for fear of eliciting anyone's knee-jerk persecution. As a consequence we live in a social climate of mental stupor, hypocrisy and complete verbal confusion which even allows the unjust persecution of reasonable people by those of quite low moral or intellectual character.

Basically with PC we've been mind-fucked out of our individual power and freedom due to our society's excessively rigid and poorly-conceived attempt to protect individuals.
Dr. Brent always believed drug addicts were unreliable, but he couldn't fire the recovering cocaine user from his surgical team until he had a politically correct reason to do so.
by JonasOfToronto April 29, 2009
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Polite way of asking extremely rude, ignorant, nasty, uneducated people to shut their pieholes-as evidenced on this page alone.
Instead of being gutless pussies who can't find their words, most intelligent people inform the creeps that what they are saying is not "politically correct", rather than just saying STFU.
by CoEvolution August 06, 2016
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A polite way of telling people to stop being ignorantly rude.
You can't call people niggers because of their color, it's not politically correct.
by CoEvolution August 06, 2016
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Not able to offend anyone, especially someone in a group frequently discriminated against such as African-Americans, the economically disadvantaged, LGBTQIA groups, those of advanced age, undocumented Americans, and the differently able.
Politically incorrect:
Maternity leave is an inconvenience to employers and results in lower wages for women.

Politically correct:
Although maternity leave is important for those attempting to start a family, many businesses to not like this requirement and respond by unjustly discriminating against women by paying them less.
by Libertarian5633 November 13, 2016
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A form of socially acceptable communication (in America) designed to send impotent messages sacrificing truth for the receiver's personal feelings subsequently hoping the sender's mind was read and the receiver understands the message without feeling attacked, offended, shamed, or embarrassed. Otherwise, if those things are felt by the receiver, the sender may very well have caused the receiver to consider honest self reflection and life changes. Or the receiver may kill the sender or himself.
Politically incorrect: Look, I know you paid your Doctor huge amounts of money to make your face look like Justin Beiber, but the truth is you look absolutely nothing like him and your face looks irreversibly 10 times worse that it originally did.

Politically Correct: Oh wow, you're lookin good! Watch out Justin!
by The DeDmann August 17, 2016
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Due to social emotional weakness, the sender softens the message to the point that it becomes either impotent or a lie for the sake of not offending anyone. Personal feelings become more important than truth and any truth that offends someone becomes evil or hurtful regardless of its intent. Message receivers continually measure every statement with the question, “Was I just a victim?”
The word “ya’ll” is commonly used in some geographic areas of the country, it is not politically correct because some blacks have decided that it is offensive.
It has become impossible to figure out what to call people from Spanish speaking countries. Hispanic or Latino, you are going to offend somebody.
Don’t ever call someone from any country in Asia an Asian. They are very offended by that. You have to call them by what exact country they are from. I guess I am not American. I am United States of American.
Although there are some valid offensive slang words for Illegal immigrants, undocumented immigrant, unauthorized immigrant, unauthorized foreign nationals, paperless nomads, rustic boundless travelers, walking international home and job seekers, WHATEVER! They are here illegally and they are immigrants. Stop getting your feeling hurt.
by The DeDmann August 16, 2016
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