from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a demagogue.

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  • adj. of or pertaining to demagogy or a demagogue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to, or like, a demagogue; factious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to or like a demagogue; given to pandering to the rabble from self-interest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characteristic of or resembling a demagogue


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  • After King's "I Have A Dream" speech at the March on Washington an indignant Sullivan wrote to Hoover the speech was "demagogic" and that "We must mark [King] now, if we have not done so before, as the most dangerous Negro of the future in this Nation."

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  • Keeping the cuts in the marriage penalty and the increase in the dependent deduction could, he said, help shield the Democrats against "demagogic" attacks by the GOP.

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  • It must, furthermore, avoid everything which might diminish or even weaken its ability to move the masses, not for 'demagogic' reasons, but in the simple knowledge that without the mighty force of the mass of a people, no great idea, however lofty and noble it may seem, can be realized.

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  • He described efforts to pass a blocking law in Germany as "demagogic" in a recent documentary aired on German public TV channel NDR.


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  • One can not be neutral in times like these, and it is mildly heartening to see so many Republicans distance themselves from what Gen. Powell called the "demagogic" attacks of Sen. McCain.

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  • As you might expect, this drew the terrifying ire of Kathryn Jean Lopez: “Cardin throwing out Santorum's name like that is only the tiniest hint of the kind of demagogic glee we'll see from the Left if Santorum loses.

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