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sugarcoating

[ shoog-er-koh-ting ]
/ ˈʃʊg ərˌkoʊ tɪŋ /
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noun

the act or process of covering something with sugar.
a coating or layer of sugar or a sugary substance.
a thing used to make something else considered unpleasant or disagreeable seem attractive or palatable.

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Origin of sugarcoating

First recorded in 1905–10; sugar + coat + -ing1
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