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 (dĕm′ə-gô′gə-rē, -gŏg′ə-)
The practices or rhetoric of a demagogue.


(ˌdɛməˈɡɒɡərɪ) ,




(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the methods, practices, or rhetoric of a demagogue


(ˈdɛm əˌgɒg ə ri, -ˌgɔ gə-)

the methods or practices of a demagogue.
[1850–55, Amer.]


, demagogy - Demagoguery and demagogy are the practices or rhetoric of a demagogue.
See also related terms for rhetoric.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demagoguery - impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace
appeal, entreaty, prayer - earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"
flag waving, jingoism - an appeal intended to arouse patriotic emotions


[deməˈgɒgərɪ] Ndemagogia f


, demagogy
nDemagogie f
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He was on his feet, flinging his arms, his rhetoric, and his control to the winds, alternately abusing Ernest for his youth and demagoguery, and savagely attacking the working class, elaborating its inefficiency and worthlessness.
NNA - AL ANWAR: PM: Certain sides are trying to take advantage of the popular movement for purposes that are harmful to Lebanon AL BALAD: Salam: Stability is a red line Anticipation in the air while awaiting Aoun's stance tomorrow AL JOUMHORIYAH: Salam draws red lines to the movement Nasrallah meets with Ibrahim AL MOUSTAQBAL: Beirut brushes off dust of riots Salam refuses demagoguery and messing with stability Jumblatt removes himself from settlement and Aoun goes back to his old ways ANNAHAR: Apprehended protestors after Down Town and the confrontation continues Cabinet session is under mercy of agreements and Bekaa landfill R.
Instead of leaving debate and confrontation to be held if and when there is a comprehensive settlement, the handling and tactical manoeuvring being seen had sparked a paroxysm of rejectionism ruled by unrelenting demagoguery that will attain new heights daily, especially in view of the parliamentary elections.
Prince Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Mesaed also praised the warm greetings the soldiers have received from citizens in the southern border for their steadfastness against demagoguery.
But don't expect some rabble-rousing sectarian demagoguery from Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.
Rick Scott was expected to sign the bill-passed overwhelmingly in both houses-in short order, so Wasserman Schultz had to hustle if she was going to get her demagoguery for the day in before HB 633 is law.
These villages are known for their kindness and rejection of terrorism and demagoguery that do not reflect their good and authentic mettle and qualities," he said.
He is just a demagogue but his demagoguery in this issue is transforming many people into anti-Semites.
Obama's effort at emotional blackmail has failed, and in bitterly lashing out at those who called him out on his demagoguery, he went some distance toward confirming that he is, in fact, a demagogue.
Changes to Social Security will have to be made to preserve the life of the system, and political demagoguery puts the system at risk.
Geagea also said that the opposition March 14 is in a confrontation against demagoguery and a series of lies framed by the government: "We are in a big confrontation especially against attempts to obscure and change facts, [against] demagoguery and exploitation of sacred causes like that of Palestine and defense of Lebanon.