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

dem′a·gog′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌdɛməˈɡɒɡɪk) or


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, characteristic of, relating to, or resembling a demagogue
ˌdemaˈgogically adv


(ˌdɛm əˈgɒdʒ ɪk, -ˈgɒg-, -ˈgoʊ dʒɪk)

also dem`a•gog′i•cal,

of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a demagogue.
[1825–35; < Greek]
dem`a•gog′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.demagogic - characteristic of or resembling a demagogue; "demagogic speeches"


[ˌdeməˈgɒgɪk] ADJdemagógico


[ˌdɛməˈgɒdʒɪk] adj [politician] → démagogue


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