To truthfully manipulate a fact to make it sound less harsh and/or worse than the straight truth.

To say the truth in a manner where it doesn't actually sound that bad.
"I have a broken testicle, but my doctor sugarcoated it, and called it a 'loose nut that just needs tightening'."
by Squirrel_Live May 25, 2019
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Making words in a sentence seem kinder than what they are to avoid hurting someone's feelings.
some fat kid: dude, are you gonna eat that?
some guy: yea man, boy why do you always ask for other people's food?
some fat kid: because i'm always hungry.
some guy: you are so fat man, and i'm not going to sugarcoat it neither because you'll probably eat that too.
by I _will_try_next_time April 11, 2017
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to address an issue by speaking in a way that appears pleasant and not offensive
Sometime you have to be upfront and not sugarcoat anything to people
by Gerard Irick February 8, 2010
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to accentuate or embellish the positive; selling the benefits; upselling
In order to sell a travel package to a certain impoverished third world nation, the sales agent found that she had to sugarcoat the scenario by emphasizing such aspects as the resort's amenities and the region's year-round tropical climate.
by Polo September 28, 2006
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a nice way of saying mean things....
ima kick your ass mayne - mean way

ima hurt you badly - sugarcoated way
by lilnacho March 26, 2007
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Obscuring a known reality; a succinct aphorism usually only understood by poverty-level wage workers.
Over beers and classic rock,loudly:

"Your girl is a skank, don't sugarcoat it!"
by wage-a-licious May 16, 2006
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