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Meaning of DEMAGOGUE

Pronunciation:  'demu`gog

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an orator who appeals to the passions and prejudices of his audience

DEMAGOGUE is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: demagog, rabble-rouser
 See Also: orator, public speaker, rhetorician, speechifier, speechmaker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dem"a*gogue\ (?; 115), n. [Gr. dhmagwgo`s a popular
leader; commonly in a bad sense, a leader of the mob; dh^mos
the people + 'agwgo`s leading, fr. 'a`gein to lead; akin to
E. act: cf. F. d['e]magogue.]
A leader of the rabble; one who attempts to control the
multitude by specious or deceitful arts; an unprincipled and
factious mob orator or political leader.

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