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."
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