demagoguery demagoguery  /ˈdɛ mə ˌɡɑ ɡə ri/

Definition(s):

  • (n) impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace

Usage(s):

  1. The Democrats now face between principled opposition to the Bush Administration and populist demagoguery on the two main issues of this election, the war and the economy.
  2. President Robert Gabriel Mugabe has made a career of shifting between pragmatism and demagoguery.
  3. Lieberman's honorable, if mistaken, support for the war has curdled into demagoguery.

News

  • RIP? Funeral planned for Kansas

    Civic leaders have planned a funeral for the state of Kansas this Saturday. They list the cause of death as "resource starvation, triggered by political and ideological demagoguery".
    on June 7, 2013     Source: KSHB-TV Kansas City

Quotes

  1. After meeting with 34 lawmakers and Cabinet officials in the State Dining Room at the White House, Obama said he is encouraged "that after all the overheated rhetoric and occasional demagoguery on all sides around this issue, we've got a responsible...
    on Jun 25, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Houston Chronicle

  2. "Both in China and in the United States, we must not allow ourselves to be captured by harmful political rhetoric or those who engage in political demagoguery," Paulson said.
    on Sep 13, 2006 By: Henry Paulson Source: FOXNews

  3. In a clear broadside at the more hot-headed supporters of ANC president Jacob Zuma, Asmal said "populism, demagoguery, debasement of language, outrageous allegations of conspiracies (meant to interfere with the administration of justice or law...
    on Aug 22, 2008 By: Kader Asmal Source: Independent Online

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