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sugar-coatedadjective

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

sugar-coated adjective (SWEET)

(of ​foods or ​pills) ​covered with a ​thinlayer of ​sugar

sugar-coated adjective (DECEIVING)

disapproving An ​announcement or ​promise that is sugar-coated is ​intended to ​seempositive or ​pleasant, ​although in ​fact it will ​result in something ​unpleasant or ​unacceptable.
sugar-coat
verb [T] uk   us  
(Definition of sugar-coated from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sugar-coated”
in Chinese (Simplified) 甜的, (食物或药片)裹有糖的,糖衣的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 甜的, (食物或藥片)裹有糖的,糖衣的…
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