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Meaning of sugarcoat

sug•ar•coat

Pronunciation: (shoog'ur-kōt"), [key]
— v.t.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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