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dem·a·gog·ic

 (dĕm′ə-gŏj′ĭk, -gŏg′-, -gō′jĭk) also dem·a·gog·i·cal (-gŏj′ĭ-kəl, -gŏg′-, -gō′jĭ-kəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a demagogue.

dem′a·gog′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.demagogical - characteristic of or resembling a demagogue; "demagogic speeches"
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Stolen wealth poorly justifies itself in newspapers by preaching demagogical slogans like 'hard work' and 'keep your city clean'.
At one point he was accused by his academic colleagues of "presumptuous political dilettantism, passion for ideological tutelage, demagogical practice- and in its wake-intolerance, defamation and uncollegial spirit aimed at the dissolution of present order" (4).
Since June 7, the AKP government has been attempting to bring in line the will of the majority -- which voted against its continued rule -- in line with its own, thus exposing the demagogical nature of its concept of "national will.
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Claims that the United States is also being spied on are purely demagogical," Pushkov said.
The semantic range of the expression is staggeringly wide but always derogatory, from a menial "My two-year old can do that" to a scatological "It's crap," via the usual demagogical protest against elitism and her-meticism.
However, despite such tactics of demagogical distraction, an unusual politicisation is reverberating throughout Spain at present.
For apart from self-serving demagogical rhetoric, which carries with it its own refutation, and apart from those afflicted with "organic mendacity," (45) practically all the respected and respectable moralizing rhetoric that we can hear on television or read in newspapers and journals of opinion, to say nothing of scientific journals, also seems to flow in that direction.
As David Cole has recently pointed out in this vein, President Obama has given up even trying to employ the presidential bully pulpit, here as in other policy arenas too often letting demagogical critics define the terms of the debate.
Subsequently, Daouk corroborated that stability would not be properly anchored and enrooted had it not been for a rational dialogue, away from narrow personal and demagogical considerations.
The new party was to be "a catalysis of the political opposition, as a central party, without rigid ideology, as a live body, which is both flexible and away from popular, demagogical tendencies.
The Shiv Sena supremo was one of the few politicians whose power stemmed from their demagogical skills and their ability to sway the masses.