Origin of sugarcoating
- to cover with sugar: to sugarcoat a pill.
- to make (something difficult or distasteful) appear more pleasant or acceptable: There was no way to sugarcoat the bad news.
Origin of sugarcoat
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Word Origin and History for sugarcoating
also sugar-coat, 1870, originally of medicine; figuratively, "make more palatable," from 1910. Related: Sugarcoated; sugarcoating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper