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verb as in sweeten

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Example Sentences

Well, there's no way to sugar-coat 80,000 jobs, so I won't even try.

I think they had a lot of trust for me because I never tried to sugar-coat it.

Learning had put on, as it were, a sugar coat for pleasant swallowing.

Lester realized that this was an asinine attempt to sugar-coat the true story and it made him angry.

(b) The Story with a Moral attempts to sugar-coat its sermon with a little narrative.

"It isn't necessary to sugar coat the pill, parson," smiled Frank.

You understand very well, too, how to sugar-coat the most bitter pills.


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On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sugar-coat, such as: mull, candy, sugar, add sweetening, candy-coat, and make sweet.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.