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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.
With the announcement of a meeting between the US president Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, it seems that demagoguery is giving way to rationalism.
We shall be quick yet cautious as we help the public distinguish truth from propaganda, facts from fake news, objectivity and impartiality from sensationalism and demagoguery,' said Chief Supt.
Referring to Malas, he said: "This time we can and must defeat the populism and demagoguery of those who think they own the place.
We will stop them," he said, vowing to act as a counterweight against right-wing demagoguery.
Demagoguery has ruled the day for blacks, browns and labor unions who have cast their lot with the self-serving leadership of the Democratic Party, all vestiges of progressivism thrown out the window during Bill Clinton's tenure in the White House; and, similarly, that demagoguery has also applied to fiscal and social conservatives who have rendered homage to a leadership in a Republican Party whose sole advocacy has been the advancement [in money and power] of an elite that has little in common with the highly regarded historical precepts of the Grand Old Party, or ideological conservatism.
This is the beauty of democracy and Londoners have proved to the world that they don't support xenophobic demagoguery and are true supporters of cultural diversity.
He offers a barking carnival act that can be best described as Trumpism: a toxic mix of demagoguery, mean-spiritedness and nonsense that will lead the Republican Party to perdition if pursued," Perry said at the time.
So when somebody like Donald Trump and others stir up the demagoguery against American Muslims, that hurts us at home.
Critique: An inherently fascinating, fully absorbing read, and thoroughly entertaining from beginning to end, "Black Book of Arabia" is especially recommended for both academic and community library collections and will be invaluable in aiding the non-specialist general reader to discount the hyperbole demagoguery regarding Muslims and Islam that has become so prevalent in American right-wing national presidential politics.
I am appalled by Donald Trump's bigotry and demagoguery not because I am a Muslim but because I am an American.
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.