sugar-coated Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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sugar-coatedadjective

uk   /ˌʃʊɡ.əˈkəʊ.tɪd/  us   /-ɚˈkoʊ.t̬ɪd/

sugar-coated adjective (SWEET)

(of foods or pills) covered with a thin layer of sugar

sugar-coated adjective (DECEIVING)

disapproving An announcement or promise that is sugar-coated is intended to seem positive or pleasant, although in fact it will result in something unpleasant or unacceptable.
sugar-coat
verb [T] uk   us  
Translations of “sugar-coated”
in Chinese (Traditional) 甜的, (食物或藥片)裹有糖的,糖衣的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 甜的, (食物或药片)裹有糖的,糖衣的…
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