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English definition of “sugar-coated”

sugar-coated

adjective (DECEIVING)    /ˌʃʊɡ.əˈkəʊ.tɪd/ US  /-ɚˈkoʊ.t̬ɪd/ 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 .Dishonest sugar-coat     verb [T] Making things betterBecoming better
(Definition of sugar-coated adjective (DECEIVING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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