[ shoog-er-koht ]
/ ˈʃʊg ərˌkoʊt /
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verb (used with object)
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.
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How to use sugarcoat in a sentence
Well, there's no way to sugar-coat 80,000 jobs, so I won't even try.Jobs Numbers: Conservatives, This Thread's For You|Michael Tomasky|July 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I think they had a lot of trust for me because I never tried to sugar-coat it.Suzy Welch's Decision-Making Secrets|Tina Brown|April 16, 2009|DAILY BEAST
Learning had put on, as it were, a sugar coat for pleasant swallowing.Hints to Pilgrims|Charles Stephen Brooks
Lester realized that this was an asinine attempt to sugar-coat the true story and it made him angry.Jennie Gerhardt|Theodore Dreiser
(b) The Story with a Moral attempts to sugar-coat its sermon with a little narrative.Short Story Writing|Charles Raymond Barrett
"It isn't necessary to sugar coat the pill, parson," smiled Frank.Frank Merriwell's Son|Burt L. Standish
You understand very well, too, how to sugar-coat the most bitter pills.Letters to an Unknown|Prosper Mrime
British Dictionary definitions for sugarcoat
to coat or cover with sugar
to cause to appear more attractive; make agreeable
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