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Demagogy \Dem"a*gog`y\, n. [Cf. F. d['e]magogie, Gr. dhmagwgi`a leadership of the people.] Demagogism.

Syn: demagoguery. [1913 Webster]


n. demagogism


n. impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace [syn: demagoguery]

Usage examples of "demagogy".

The programme I have roughly outlined has elements both of demagogy and of Utopianism, but it takes very much better account of the actual balance of forces than any of the older Left parties have done.

Through anti-capitalist demagogy they pulled this despairing mass together, imbued it with a mission of salvation, and filled it full of illusions in overthrowing the system.