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  • Demagogy — (/ˈdɛməɡ …   Wikipedia

  • Demagogy — Dem a*gog y, n. [Cf. F. d[ e]magogie, Gr. dhmagwgi a leadership of the people.] Demagogism. Syn: demagoguery. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demagogy — ☆ demagogy [dem′əgäg΄ər ēdem′ə gä΄jē, dem′əgäg΄ē, dem′əgō΄jē] n. [Gr dēmagōgia, control of the people] the methods or practices of a demagogue: also ☆ demagoguery [dem′əgäg΄ər ē] …   English World dictionary

  • demagogy — [[t]de̱məgɒʤi[/t]] also demagoguery N UNCOUNT (disapproval) You can refer to a method of political rule as demagogy if you disapprove of it because you think it involves appealing to people s emotions rather than using reasonable arguments …   English dictionary

  • demagogy — 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… …   English terms dictionary

  • demagogy — noun see demagogue I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • demagogy — /dem euh goh jee, gaw jee, goj ee/, n. 1. Chiefly Brit. demagoguery. 2. the character of a demagogue. 3. a body of demagogues. [1645 55; < Gk demagogía leadership of the people, equiv. to demagog(ós) DEMAGOGUE + ia Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • demagogy — dem·a·gog·y || demÉ™gÉ‘gÉ‘ / gɪ n. demagoguery, methods of a demagogue, manipulation of public emotions to gain power or popularity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • demagogy — dem·a·gogy …   English syllables

  • demagogy — dem•a•go•gy [[t]ˈdɛm əˌgoʊ dʒi, ˌgɒdʒ i[/t]] n. demagoguery • Etymology: 1645–55; < Gk …   From formal English to slang

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