Definition of Demagogy

1. Noun. Impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace.

Exact synonyms: Demagoguery
Generic synonyms: Appeal, Entreaty, Prayer
Specialized synonyms: Flag Waving, Jingoism
Derivative terms: Demagogic, Demagogical



Definition of Demagogy

1. n. Demagogism.

Definition of Demagogy

1. Noun. demagogism ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Demagogy

1. the rule of a demagog [n -GOGIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Demagogy

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demagoguism
demagogy (current term)
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demand
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Literary usage of Demagogy

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1. The American Journal of Politics (1893)
"This is probably the most serious objection to the recognition of demagogy, or something equivalent to it, as a legitimate subject for scientific study. ..."

2. Full Official History of the War with Spain: Written Over the Wires in the by Murat Halstead (1898)
"... Following the Course of the Sun—The Whispering Wires that Unite the Nations—The Malay Revolt Against Liberty for Tyranny—The Ghastly demagogy that ..."

3. The Elements of Politics by Henry Sidgwick (1891)
"Of the former misuse the three chief kinds are caused respectively by intimidation,2 bribery and dishonest demagogy. The patriotic voter will obviously vote ..."

4. Labor in Politics: Or, Class Versus Country; Consideration for American Voters by Charles Norman Fay (1920)
"... CHAPTER XXI demagogy AND BUREAUCRACY. LEAGUE OF NATIONS MY Cambridge idealist friends have seized with avidity upon President Wilson's carefully vague ..."

5. Political Science: Or, The State Theoretically and Practically Considered by Theodore Dwight Woolsey (1877)
"The oligarchy has for its object the special in- terest'of the rich, the demagogy that of the poor, the tyran- nis that of the one ruler ; and none of them, ..."

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