See also: sugar-coat
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈʃʊɡɚˌkoʊt/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈʃʊɡəˌkəʊt/
- Hyphenation: sug‧ar‧coat
- (transitive) To make superficially more attractive; to give a falsely pleasant appearance to.
- There's no way to sugarcoat the loss of the space shuttle; it was an unmitigated disaster.