Adjective "Sugar-coated" definition and examples

(Sugar-coated may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Definitions and examples


Coat (an item of food) with sugar.
  1. 'Makers of the mini sugar-coated, multi-colored chocolates called Smarties are replacing the tube-shaped packet used for almost 70 years with a hexagonal pack, the company said Friday.'
  2. 'These are preferable to energy bars that taste like candy, which are usually little more than sugar-coated vitamins, minerals and protein.'
  3. 'Products include chocolate coated raisins, peanuts and Brazil nuts as well as mint imperials, popcorn, mini-eggs and sugar-coated almonds.'
  4. 'The Sugarplums of the Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy fame, were actually a treat made of sugar-coated coriander'
  5. 'The mice are white and pink sugar-coated aniseeds.'
  6. 'Sedentary lifestyles, unhealthy foods, and the proliferation of adverts aimed at children for products such as sugar-coated cereals are all said to be contributory factors.'
Make superficially attractive or acceptable.
  1. 'We want the freedom to believe what we like, ignore facts, sugar-coat reality, but then we have to recognize that there is a price to pay.'
  2. 'He considers the field much more difficult to break into than it was in the late eighties and early nineties - tightened budgets, fewer magazines buying fewer photo essays - and he doesn't sugar-coat that reality for his students.'
  3. 'If newspaper editors continue to sugar-coat the human misery of disasters like the Asian tsunami, they'll lose relevance as more people move to the Internet to see what's really happening.'
  4. 'And without sugar-coating anything, odds are against us bringing her home alive, but you know, we need to bring her home.'
  5. 'You want someone who won't sugar-coat his or her advice and is willing to look a candidate in the eye and say the emperor is wearing no clothes.'
  6. 'My patients that get to know me like that I don't sugar-coat things and let them know what is going on.'
  7. 'The principal sugar-coated it and made it sound like she was trying to take the financial burden off of our parents.'
  8. 'It is not sugar-coating its message, and that is really at the heart of the matter.'
  9. 'He told me he didn't want to sugar-coat anything.'
  10. 'They never sugar-coated their experiences, but the point that came out from all three was that what made it hardest was the lack of recognition of their families.'
  11. 'the film-makers' proficiency is overpowered by their tendency to sugar-coat the material'
  12. 'There is a clear affinity between actor and character that spills over into the sunny nature of a film that could so easily have seemed twee or sugar-coated.'
  13. 'This is an album drenched in bouncy, sugar-coated melodies that envelop you in a wash of catchy choruses and guitar-pop anthems that'll dance around your head all day, all night and in the shower the next morning.'
  14. 'If I was you, I'd be more upset about the fact that my name is almost - but not quite - the same as that of the lead singer of the thankfully-now-defunct saccharine-sweet sugar-coated Lightning Seeds.'
  15. 'No, we're talking the Teenage Fanclub of the past few albums, honey kissed pop, sugar-coated melancholia and ultimately a frustrating listen when it should be richly rewarding.'
  16. 'It's packed with obscenely gooey, sugar-coated rock 'n' roll songs.'
  17. 'Alternatively you could try the sugar-coated pop or corny club classics spilled out at Club Q, all in the best possible taste.'
  18. 'Still, it's quite fair to say that although their sound is similar to early Oasis on some tracks, their songs are sugar-coated with a kind of fun that Oasis don't have.'
  19. 'I thought he was a really interesting choice for the film because the film is so romantic and is so about love and passion it could so easily be interpreted in a kind of over-the-top Hollywood sugar-coated way, and Neil is so not like that.'

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verb (used with object)

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"cereals can be sugar-coated."

"pills can be sugar-coated."

"send-offs can be sugar-coated."

"people can be sugar-coated."

"exteriors can be sugar-coated."

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