demagogy demagogy  /ˈdɛ mə ˌɡɑ dʒi/


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

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  1. Khomeini was clearly at home with populist demagogy.
  2. The author does indeed seem to advocate demagogy, and polygamy; does indeed say his say against the established practice of medicine and law, and the fashion of childlessness.
  3. Nor have I engaged in anti-imperialistic demagogy.



  1. For example, Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security advisor in the Carter administration, argued that public support for war "should not be generated by fear-mongering or demagogy."
    on Feb 4, 2008 By: Zbigniew Brzezinski Source: Foreign Policy In Focus

  2. Putin said that "irresponsible demagogy, attempts to split society and to use foreign assistance and interference in the course of political struggle in Russia are not only immoral, but also illegal."
    on Feb 8, 2008 By: Vladimir Putin Source: Washington Post

  3. "We know that certain political forces, as well as some trade union leaders, have engaged in a game of demagogy and populism. But we will not toy with the country's future. We have chosen the difficult path of responsibility and we will...
    on Jan 8, 2009 By: Costas Karamanlis Source: Xinhua

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