- to cover or coat with sugar
- to make (something disagreeable) seem more acceptable or less unpleasant, as by using flattery, euphemism, etc.
transitive verbsug·ar·coat·ed, sug·ar·coat·ing, sug·ar·coats
- To cause to seem more appealing or pleasant: a sentimental treatment that sugarcoats a harsh reality.
- To coat with sugar: sugarcoat a pill.
(third-person singular simple present sugarcoats, present participle sugarcoating, simple past and past participle sugarcoated)
- To make superficially more attractive; to give a falsely pleasant appearance to.