Definition of Demagoguery

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

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



Definition of Demagoguery

1. Noun. The actions of a demagogue ¹

2. Noun. Rhetoric that appeals to the prejudices of the people ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Demagoguery

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Literary usage of Demagoguery

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1. Turbulent Times: Stories by Allan H. Keith (2002)
"More serious than all this, however, is the demagoguery Involved In Gray's unwarranted presumption that student or non-student protesters had something to ..."

2. Looking Backward, 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy (1917)
"'Leaving comparisons aside,' I said, 'the demagoguery and corruption of our ... We have no parties or politicians, and as for demagoguery and corruption, ..."

3. Speeches, Correspondence and Political Papers of Carl Schurz by Carl Schurz (1913)
"am as firmly opposed to oppressive monopolies as anybody. But I am equally opposed to, and I feel a hearty contempt for, that trick of demagoguery which ..."

4. Discussions in Economics and Statistics by Francis Amasa Walker, Davis Rich Dewey (1899)
"... ordinary government, can be secured so purely and so peacefully that demagoguery and corruption shall become words of an historical significance only. ..."

5. The American People: A Study in National Psychology by Alfred Maurice Low (1911)
"... for patriotism and demagoguery have this at least in common : both are an appeal to the ... patriotism to the highest and demagoguery to the lowest. ..."

6. Sycophancy in Athens by John Oscar Lofberg (1917)
"23 This definition of sycophancy implies demagoguery, rather than vexatious litigation. " Pollux VIII, 46. Pollux is probably following Aristotle here. ..."

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