verb (used with object)
- sugarcane borer,
- sugaring off
Origin of sugarcoat
Examples from the Web for sugar-coat
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.
He did not sugar-coat enough the bitter truth which he was telling to the nation.William Lloyd Garrison|Archibald H. Grimke
(b) The Story with a Moral attempts to sugar-coat its sermon with a little narrative.Short Story Writing|Charles Raymond Barrett
You understand very well, too, how to sugar-coat the most bitter pills.Letters to an Unknown|Prosper Mrime
Lester realized that this was an asinine attempt to sugar-coat the true story and it made him angry.Jennie Gerhardt|Theodore Dreiser
They sugar-coat unpleasant truths, and are natural diplomats.How to Read Human Nature|William Walker Atkinson
also sugar-coat, 1870, originally of medicine; figuratively, "make more palatable," from 1910. Related: Sugarcoated; sugarcoating.