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




(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the methods, practices, or rhetoric of a demagogue
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(ˈdɛm əˌgɒg ə ri, -ˌgɔ gə-)

the methods or practices of a demagogue.
[1850–55, Amer.]
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, demagogy - Demagoguery and demagogy are the practices or rhetoric of a demagogue.
See also related terms for rhetoric.
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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
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[deməˈgɒgərɪ] Ndemagogia f
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, 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.
Our planet has become a theatre of political demagoguery and ineptitude as the political gladiators tenaciously cling to power at all cost.
Roberts-Miller argues that we should pay more attention to the role of demagoguery in public deliberation, especially to the question of what impact it has.
Reacting in a statement in Enugu on Tuesday, ZBM cautioned Nigerians to be wary of Atiku's demagoguery.
They must immediately stop doing three things: repeating his demagoguery verbatim, playing the outrage game, and focusing on him to the exclusion of other important stories.
Okaz newspaper commented on the same subject by saying: The Kingdom has resolved the controversy and demagoguery raised by the Qatari regime media and a number of media outlets that tried to employ the case of the killing of the Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi to achieve gains that serve their direction.
The world deserves better than to have to live with weaponized demagoguery," Zarif wrote on his twitter page on Monday.
According to Hajiyev, the Armenian leadership, faced with serious problems, struggle for power within the country, resorting to political demagoguery and military provocations, continues to play with fire and tries to deliberately aggravate the situation.
'Bipolar demonization of Iran as either 'taking over MidEast' or 'fighting for survival' indicates US' cognitive disorder and demagoguery unleashed by collapse of America's moral compass,' Mohammad-Javad Zarif tweeted on Friday.
Their abandonment of their traditional base made workers prey to the demagoguery of right populists.
"Take this chance for life and do not spread demagoguery and hypocrisy," finishes Protuger her article.