Definitions

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

  • n. The character or practices of a demagogue; demagoguery.

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  • n. demagogism

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Demagogism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Demagogism.

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

  • n. impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace

Etymologies

demagogue +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In contrast to some of my other professors, he never takes advantage of the podium to engage in demagogy or any sort of language that reveals his opinions.

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  • The very instability of this mass makes it responsive to the action of any demagogue, or of that very special version of Latin American demagogy: military dictators ” and exdictators [i.e.,

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  • Then further explain how none of our values are so noble as not to be easily twistable into demagogy, which is why he welcomes the rigorous questions into his exercise of leadership in this campaign.

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  • In a television address yesterday, Mr. Putin railed against opponents '"demagogy," urging voters not to assume that Russia's revival will continue "automatically."

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  • Meanwhile, the CHP leader Deniz Baykal Saturday said there were no coup attempts, but coup demagogy which is exploited for political gain.

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  • Mr Fillon dismissed the union demands that the government add measures to its 26 billion euro (£23.5 billion) recovery plan to boost consumer spending as "demagogy".

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  • The GOP are planning their own defeat and if they think the demagogy they are doing will work they should wait and see.

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  • For conservatives to make immigration their Big Issue distracts from the far more urgent matter of prosecuting the war against Islamofascism and has introduced both an unwontedly nasty tone and a strain of anti-capitalist demagogy into right-wing rhetoric.

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  • The U.S. government sought support for that additional war through top-level demagogy about the potential "mushroom cloud," and by claims of biological agents allegedly secreted in mobile trailers.

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  • Mr. Putin, for example, said in a speech in April: "The country needs a decade of stable, calm development, without going to extremes one way or the other, without ill-conceived experiments, confusion over sometimes unjustified liberalism or social demagogy."

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