[ shoog-er-koht ]
/ ˈʃʊg ərˌkoʊt /
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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Example sentences from the Web for sugarcoat
Spain may have more worries if its political leaders continue to sugarcoat the issue.Mariano Rajoy Sugarcoats European Union’s $125 Billion Spain Bailout|Mike Elkin|June 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It is a pill that the Tolstois, the "communities" and the "Knights" of Labor can not sugarcoat.The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays|Ambrose Bierce
British Dictionary definitions for sugarcoat
to coat or cover with sugar
to cause to appear more attractive; make agreeable
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