sugarcoated

sugarcoat

[shoog-er-koht]
verb (used with object)
1.
to cover with sugar: to sugarcoat a pill.
2.
to make (something difficult or distasteful) appear more pleasant or acceptable: There was no way to sugarcoat the bad news.

Origin:
1865–70; sugar + coat

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sugarcoat

verb
1. coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze 
2. cause to appear more pleasant or appealing; "The mayor did not sugarcoat the reality of the tax cuts" 
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