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 (dĕm′ə-gŏj′ē, -gô′jē, -gŏg′ē, -gō′jē)
The character or practices of a demagogue; demagoguery.
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n, pl -gogies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) demagoguery
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) rule by a demagogue or by demagogues
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a group of demagogues
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(ˈdɛm əˌgɒg ə ri, -ˌgɔ gə-)

the methods or practices of a demagogue.
[1850–55, Amer.]
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demagoguery, demagogy - Demagoguery and demagogy are the practices or rhetoric of a demagogue.
See also related terms for rhetoric.
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demagogism, demagoguism, demagogy

the art and practice of gaining power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people. Also demagoguery.
See also: Politics
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demagogy - 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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[ˈdeməgɒgɪ] Ndemagogia f
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[ˈdɛməgɒdʒi] demagoguery [ˌdɛməˈgɒgəri] ndémagogie f
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