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Synonyms for sugarcoat

to make superficially more acceptable or appealing

to give a deceptively attractive appearance to

Synonyms for sugarcoat

coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze

cause to appear more pleasant or appealing

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Research suggests that men are less likely than women to sugarcoat (Detert and Burris, 2007; LePine and Van Dyne, 1998).
Clymer does not sugarcoat his subject's flaws: "At the bridge at Chappaquiddick his conduct caused Mary Jo Kopechne's death.
I will not sugarcoat the potential dangers'' posed by North Korea on these issues, Albright said.
That was before Saturday's practice, when Lakers coach Phil Jackson was in no mood to sugarcoat his team's second loss of the season to the Charlotte Bobcats.
Despite its happy ending, Black Beauty does not sugarcoat the fact that a horse's life is one of misery and drudgery.
If you can't do it personally, engage some trusted long-term subordinates who won't sugarcoat the message.
A strength of both of the movies is an unwillingness to sugarcoat the gravity of the situation.
We should not try to sugarcoat ourselves, and I reject the notion that every gay man should conduct himself as an ambassador of the global gay village.
Hastert singled out Soros' support for drug legalization, which the billionaire and his allies sugarcoat with euphemisms like decriminalization and harm reduction.
Our game wasn't up to our standards, and coach Norton's not going to sugarcoat it.