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politically correct

PC 정치적으로 정당한(차별적인 언어 사용・행동을 피하는)
(abbr. PC) used to describe language or behaviour that deliberately tries to avoid offending particular groups of people


stifling [stáifliŋ] 1

“this idea that the effort to be P.C. is somehow inherently stifling, and that it’s a threat to freedom of speech, and that it’s contrary to the First Amendment,”
[ADJ] If a situation is stifling, it makes you feel uncomfortable because you cannot do what you want.
딱딱하고 거북한.


augment [ɔ:gment] 2

they wanted to test whether thinking about being P.C. would really dampen people’s creativity — or whether it might augment it.
[VERB] [FORMAL] To augment something means to make it larger, stronger, or more effective by adding something to it.


incite [ɪnsaɪt] 2

The drive incited criticism, Ms. Kantor reports, with some students calling it “intrusive social engineering.”
[VERB] If someone incites people to behave in a violent or illegal way, they encourage people to behave in that way, usually by making them excited or angry.