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dem·a·gog·y(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
dem•a•gogu•er•y(ˈdɛm əˌgɒg ə ri, -ˌgɔ gə-)
the methods or practices 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
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|Noun||1.||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"