- demagogue ► NOUN 1) a political leader who appeals to popular desires and prejudices. 2) (in ancient Greece and Rome) an orator who supported the cause of the common people.DERIVATIVES demagogic adjective demagoguery noun demagogy noun.ORIGIN Greek dmaggos, from dmos 'the people' + aggos 'leading' .
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demagoguery — n. 1. impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace. Syn: demagogy, demagogism. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
demagoguery — 1855; see DEMAGOGUE (Cf. demagogue) + ERY (Cf. ery). Demagogy in the same sense is from 1650s, from Gk. demagogia leadership of the people … Etymology dictionary
demagoguery — noun see demagogue I … New Collegiate Dictionary
demagoguery — /dem euh gog euh ree, gaw geuh /, n. the methods or practices of a demagogue. [1850 55, Amer.; DEMAGOGUE + RY] * * * … Universalium
demagoguery — noun a) The actions of a demagogue b) Rhetoric that appeals to the prejudices of the people … Wiktionary
demagoguery — Synonyms and related words: debating, declamation, demagogism, elocution, eloquence, forensics, homiletics, lecturing, oratory, platform oratory, public speaking, pyrotechnics, rabble rousing, rhetoric, speaking, speechcraft, speechification,… … Moby Thesaurus
demagoguery — see demagogy … English dictionary
demagoguery — n. methods of a demagogue, manipulation of public emotions to gain power or popularity … English contemporary dictionary
demagoguery — n 1. demagogism, rabble rousing; agitation, fomentation, incitation, exhortation, instigation, provocation, trouble making. 2. fanaticism, dogmatism, bigotry, jingoism, chauvinism; red scare, McCarthyism … A Note on the Style of the synonym finder
demagoguery — dem·a·gogu·ery … English syllables