Definitions

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  • adj. demagogic

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  • adj. characteristic of or resembling a demagogue

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Examples

  • We should be aware of these limits because otherwise we fall prey to demagogical appeals, which often mask a quest for political power by promises that cannot be filled by anyone anywhere.

    What can we expect of democracy?

  • It's an old habit of his, using people's legitimate feelings of outrage ... for ends that are clearly electoral and demagogical, Nicolas Leger, national secretary of the USM magistrates union, told The Associated Press.

    French judges revolt, shut down courthouses

  • You can't learn any demagogical kunststucks here; Melanie meticulously avoids cheap tricks.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The idea that anyone was going to 'force these people from their homes at gunpoint' (in order to make way for a bunch of 'Germans') is more demagogical nonsense.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Traditionally, French presidents have always maintained a rather demagogical speech regarding French farmers.

    'Agriculture and economic liberalism are not compatible'

  • Gian Marco Moratti, chairman of Italy's second-largest independent refiner by capacity, Saras SpA, criticized the measures, calling them "demagogical."

    Italy Plans 'Robin Hood' Taxes for Oil Firms

  • "Moore represents an honest -- or at least demagogical -- voice which perhaps we [British] lack," says Rob Blackhurst of London's Foreign Policy Centre.

    European Idol

  • There was a meeting of the "Comite de Tierras Urbanas", some administrative monstrosity who is trying to treat urban lands as if they were Agricultural AND Urban lands, in the spirit of the most demagogical of all Chavez programs, the artificially recreated version of "Los Sin Tierras", the landless.

    Great moments in populism

  • Forget the details of Jarrah's life which he sets aside to fit his ideological demagogical stupidity as usual.

    Juan Cole on the Towers of Beirut

  • This attitude, originally romantic and consequently demagogical, was the starting point for the Latin poets, headed by Horace.

    Camilo José Cela - Nobel Lecture

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