- 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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Contemporary Examples of sugarcoated
Her advice, sugarcoated in goofy catchphrases, is delivered in the unimpeachable rhetoric of common sense.Can Suze Orman Save America?
November 10, 2013
Historical Examples of sugarcoated
also sugar-coat, 1870, originally of medicine; figuratively, "make more palatable," from 1910. Related: Sugarcoated; sugarcoating.