populism


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pop·u·lism

 (pŏp′yə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1.
a. A political philosophy supporting the rights and power of the people in their struggle against the privileged elite.
b. The movement organized around this philosophy.
2. Populism The philosophy of the Populist Party.

populism

(ˈpɒpjʊˌlɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political strategy based on a calculated appeal to the interests or prejudices of ordinary people

Pop•u•lism

(ˈpɒp yəˌlɪz əm)

n.
1. the political philosophy of the Populist or People's Party.
2. (l.c.) an egalitarian political philosophy or movement that promotes the interests of the common people.
3. (l.c.) representation or celebration of the views, interests, etc., of the common people.
[1890–95, Amer.; < Latin popul(us) people + -ism]

populism

1. the principles and doctrines of any political party asserting that it represents the rank and file of the people.
2. (cap.) the principles and doctrines of a late 19th-century American party, especially its support of agrarian interests and a silver coinage. — populist, n., adj. — populistic, adj.
See also: Politics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.populism - the political doctrine that supports the rights and powers of the common people in their struggle with the privileged elite
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
Translations
populizam

populism

[ˈpɒpjʊlɪzəm] Npopulismo m

populism

[ˈpɒpjʊlɪzəm] npopulisme m

populism

nPopulismus m

populism

[ˈpɒpjʊlɪzm] n (frm) → populismo
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