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 (dĕm′ə-gŏj′ē, -gô′jē, -gŏg′ē, -gō′jē)
The character or practices of a demagogue; demagoguery.


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


(ˈdɛm əˌgɒg ə ri, -ˌgɔ gə-)

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

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
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


[ˈdeməgɒgɪ] Ndemagogia f


[ˈdɛməgɒdʒi] demagoguery [ˌdɛməˈgɒgəri] ndémagogie f
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