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demagogue

dem·a·gogue (dem·a·gog)

demagogue (demagog)

 
 
pronunciation:
de m gag
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: a leader, esp. a speaker or politician, who attempts to persuade and to gain a following by appealing to the emotions and prejudices of the public, rather than by rational argument.
She is a demagogue, who gains popularity by demonizing people on welfare.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: demagogued, demagogues, demagoguing
definition: to speak or act in the manner of a demagogue.
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