correctness correctness  /kə ˈrɛkt nəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) conformity to fact or truth
  2. (n) the quality of conformity to social expectations

Antonyms(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Refugees from the era of political correctness and others who are easily offended probably should stay clear.
  2. The problem with political correctness is that it turns discussions of substance into arguments over etiquette.
  3. The political correctness of the situation is not the issue.

News

  1. Jim Dey: Punishing candor will make truth more elusive

    In an age of sickening political correctness and strategic faux outrage, it's getting tough on people who like to lighten things up with a joke or two. In an age of sickening political correctness and strategic faux outrage, it's getting tough on people who like to lighten things up with a joke or two. Just ask Gordon Gee, the soon-to-be-former president of Ohio State University. He's a guy who ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: IlliniHQ.com

  2. Washington Redskins Can Please Everyone by Renaming The Team The 'Skins'

    The Washington Redskins name-game and ongoing "controversy" resurfaces time and again, year after year, and the team name "Redskins" has been debated for decades . Solution. Just call the team the "Skins." Each time, the story gains momentum and political correctness advocates emerge, despite current owner Daniel Snyder's emphatic assertion that the team will never change the name . The ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Roger Goodell defends Redskins name in letter to McCollum

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Betty McCollum and the Congressional Native American Caucus waded into the simmering debate over the political correctness of the Washington Redskins name last month, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has told her the name is here to stay. McCollum and members of the caucus sent Goodell a letter in May asking him to consider changing the name of the Redskins, calling it ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: MinnPost

Quotes

  1. "So I?d like to sweep away any sense that people should close down any debate, including this debate, through a sense of self-censorship or political correctness," she added.
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Julia Gillard Source: AFP

  2. "I still believe this today," Huckabee said Sunday, that "we were acting more out of political correctness" in responding to the AIDS crisis.
    on Dec 11, 2007 By: Mike Huckabee Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "This is pure political correctness," US literary critic Harold Bloom, commenting on Lessing's Nobel, told The Associated Press. "Although Ms. Lessing at the beginning of her writing career had a few admirable qualities, I find her work for...
    on Oct 11, 2007 By: Harold Bloom Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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