- 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
Examples from the Web for sugarcoat
Contemporary Examples of 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
June 11, 2012
Historical Examples of sugarcoat
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
also sugar-coat, 1870, originally of medicine; figuratively, "make more palatable," from 1910. Related: Sugarcoated; sugarcoating.