sugarcoating

[shoog-er-koh-ting]

Origin:
1905–10; sugar + coat + -ing1

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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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Example sentences
Its sugarcoating consists of a single thick glaze on an otherwise bittersweet cookie.
Some sugarcoating is only to be expected in a family movie.
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