from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A leader or speaker who stirs up the passions of the masses; a demagogue.
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- n. A person who tries to stir up masses of people for political action by appealing to their emotions rather than their reason. A demagogue.
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- n. a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices
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Putting on a jacket was already a big step for Mr. Leung, who usually wears a Che Guevera T-shirt and is known as a rabble-rouser.
Just like you coming on here and trying your damnedest to be a rabble-rouser amuses you.
Though he often exhibits dangerous, left-wing, rabble-rouser predilections; Mr. Herbert has neither the following nor the organizational skills necessary to form a cohesive and hostile, Rabble-Rousing Unit.
That means that the majority of people in my fine land might actually perceive its trans-Fox News right wing rabble-rouser rhetoric as reality.
Some began to approach us because they recognized the rabble-rouser described in the newspapers.
You can buttress a rabble-rouser at conferences and other events.
I find Krugman's journalism to be pretty disgraceful - to me he comes across as a power-seeking rabble-rouser, who is trading on his high professional reputation as an economist.
Vendola's idiom - part university professor, part rabble-rouser, part abstract poet - distinguishes him from the predictable rhetoric of Italian politicians.
In short, I wish he would be more of a rabble-rouser.
The attitude that he must always appear calm, always work toward compromise and avoid at all costs appearing to be a rabble-rouser, is now taking an enormous toll.